So, I've decided to be an idiot and attempt to make my own graduation dress.
I've already bought a pattern (simplicity 4655), fabric (enough for a practice dress and the 'real' dress), and various extra stuff I need (interfacin, zippers, etc.)
I've never used a pattern before.
I've never made anything more complicated than a skirt and some bags.
I figure I'll probably have fifty billion questions throughout the course of this endeavor, so I might as well just make one huge board for them all. Yay!
First question, so I can at least get the pieces cut!
- Is the seam allowance included on the pattern? Like, if I decide that I want to make a size 20w dress (what's with patterns being sized differently than RTW stuff, anyway?), do I cut along the 20w line, or do I need to add seam allowances, or what?
Stupid, I know, but like I said before, I'm an idiot.
Thanks in advance for your help!