Instructional Info

Pattern Instructions Sample Page


Above is a sample page of Sewn Square One pattern instructions. This is page 5 of the Skirt Smarts pattern. This morning I received a great question about what level of sewer would want to make this skirt and what our pattern instructions looked like. I thought that a picture would be the best answer to this question and maybe be a valuable piece of information to put out there for all of you! As you can see the instructions are very much in a step-by-step, how to format. I do think that a beginning sewer would enjoy the Skirt Smarts pattern because:

1) It has a straight waistband. Unlike a contour waistband this style of waistband is basically a rectangle with notches so you can easily tell where to match up center front, center back, and the side seams.

2) There is an exposed zipper option. With zipper tape showing on the outside of the garment, you are simply top-stitching the zipper to the outside of the skirt. Easy Breezy!

3) The seam allowances for all Sewn Square One patterns are 1/2″. We do this for fitting purposes. With the skirt pattern this is especially helpful when you choose your size based on the waist measurement listed on the back of the pattern but would like more or less room in the hips. This can be done by simply tapering the side seams at the hip area and then continuing in a straight line to the hem.

4) The color blocked version (View 1-shown below) is probably the simplest. Your only task with it is to pick out a cool fabric combination and match up your fabrics at the seams.

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