I am so very new to sewing. I can make a circle skirt and thread my sewing machine, but reading a pattern throws me.
I bought Simplicity 1426 to make top A a cute little vintage halter top.
I found on you tube how to lay out my pattern a even cut it.
Now I'm at the part to read it....
Step 1: Stay stitch front (1) neck edge and upper edge of back (2) 1/2" from cut edge in direction of arrows.
I figured out stay stitch is just a basic straight stitch, but I'm stubbed as to the numbers." I know I need to stay stitch piece 1 and 2 but this pattern has lining which is also 1 and 2.
Do I stay stitch all 8 pieces.
Step 2: To make dart....and it goes on and on about how to make the dart.
Again this is front pieces which also has lining that matches. DO I dart all 4 pieces
in the pattern it doesn't start talking about the lining until step 4 which states to sew seams.
I think I have a long way to go.
Any help will be much appreciated. Hopefully there is someone in this with me for the long haul. I think I will have a billion questions to come about this one pattern.
Thank you all.