Since the main reason I’m learning to sew this year is so that I can make my own clothes, I decided what better place to start than with the Simplicity Pattern Class on Creativebug. You can learn to make a few different pieces in the class, but I decided to make the gathered skirt which is perfect addition to my wardrobe for spring!
The class is broken into sections based on specific tasks, so I spaced it out over two days. You could stretch it out as long as you want since the videos can be watched and rewatched. Creativebug also offers a free two week trial (woo!), which is more than enough time to make this skirt and try a few other classes while you’re at it. After that it’s only $4.95 a month for unlimited classes. Seriously, so cool.
I’m really just a beginner when it comes to sewing, so I did find parts of this class challenging (mainly putting in the gathers and invisible zipper). I believe it’s made for intermediate students, so if this is your very first sewing class, I might suggest you start with something more basic and work your way up to it.
Parts of my skirt are definitely a little weird (nobody look inside my pockets, k), but I’m really happy with it overall, especially since it was my first skirt project! The fit and shape is also really nice, so I see myself trying this project again as my skills develop.