Ok, I’ve pre-washed my cotton fabric, ironed it, and now I’m ready to start.
First things first, cutting out the fabric.
First thing I’ve learnt so far is that you need to iron the pattern pieces too, to get rid of the creases and make sure you cut out accurately. Ironing paper is a pain. I don’t want to make the iron too hot in case it burns the paper, but too low and it does nothing!
I discovered that it’s easier to iron the pattern flat once you’ve cut each piece out. It felt like it took ages just to get this far! I have a tendancy to rush things, to want to get to the finish without enjoying the process. So this time I’m taking it slow.
Hmm, that’s annoying. According to the pattern I need to fold one of my fabrics in half and cut out the pattern piece. However, I can’t get the fabric to fold in half. I suspect it hasn’t been cut straight.
So, I’m thinking instead of cutting once and having two fabric pieces, I won’t fold it, and cut out two pieces side by side.
Two side pockets:
Two more sides:
Phew! Ok, I’m done for the day. I’ve got most of the pieces cut out, just a few more left, but I’m out of energy, and concentrating for so long has given me a headache!
Here’s where I stand at the end of the day: