|This is a basic tip, but I thought it would be useful to some members. I'm now sewing a princess seamed jacket that has almost thirty pieces, and that's just for the fashion fabric. With so many pieces it's essential to be systematic and organized. I've found it especially helpful to clearly mark the pattern piece number on every piece of fabric.
I'm working with a dark fabric and I've marked the pattern number on each piece with Easy Mark Crayon, an iron away white marker from Nancy's Notions that stays visible until you iron it away. I also add an apostrophe (for example, 18') to each piece intended for the left side of the gament. And I cut my pieces in numerical order and check them off the list included in the pattern's direction sheet.
Patterns with large numbers of pieces can seem challenging, especially to beginners. But if you stay organized, they're really not much more difficult than those with fewer pieces.