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Simplicity 2258
In this video, you learn how to:
  • Use some of the basic tools
  • Choose fabric
  • Use patterns
  • Measure yourself for patterns
  • Trace and cut out the pattern
  • Lay out and cut out the pattern from fabric
  • Stitch together and press your skirt
You'll also learn about sewing machine features and pattern language and symbols.

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Complete List of Videos

  1. Introduction and Tools
  2. Fabric Types
  3. What the Information on the Pattern Envelope Means
  4. Types of Patterns and What the Markings Mean
  5. Taking Body Measurements
  6. Tracing the Patterns and Understanding Markings
  7. Preparing the Fabric, Laying Out the Pattern Pieces, and Cutting Out the Fabric
  8. Getting to Know your Sewing Machine
  9. Sewing the Skirt
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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2473 (Misses Dresses)

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Posted on:2/1/13 0:59 AM
Last Updated:2/1/13 1:14 AM

Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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redrosie said... (5/1/13 9:10 AM) Reply
I love this version. Nice work!
Donel said... (2/15/13 11:44 PM) Reply
Super cute dress! Great job!
Sixtiesgirl said... (2/11/13 7:54 AM) Reply
I love your design. How clever to cut the plaid on the bias and also include it on the back!
CynthiaSue said... (2/3/13 6:33 AM) Reply
Missed this first time around. how cute. did you get to wear it work?;) Your plaids are perfect!!!!
Jazzy2 said... (2/2/13 11:03 PM) Reply
Wow - Absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see it.
SavageCoco said... (2/2/13 8:43 PM) Reply
Oh, honey, your skill level sooo not Intermediate...fabulously done dress!
margy.64 said... (2/2/13 7:02 PM) Reply
Love your use of the contrasting fabrics that highlight the design lines of the dress. Pattern matching is perfect and the covered button just finishes it off. Congratulations on creating a fantastic dress and thanks for the inspiration.
pfaffkj said... (2/2/13 4:57 PM) Reply
Wow! Wonderful dress. Super job with the back. I'm impressed!
morzel said... (2/2/13 4:12 PM) Reply
This is such a sharp looking dress! your fabric and design choices are great.
becca a said... (2/2/13 12:02 PM) Reply
Gorgeous dress! Your sister's fabric and challenge worked out well. You win!
barbcl said... (2/2/13 11:59 AM) Reply
Outstanding in every way!
imsewcrazy said... (2/2/13 10:56 AM) Reply
Shellia said... (2/2/13 8:59 AM) Reply
That turned out wonderfully!
JOshiro said... (2/2/13 8:19 AM) Reply
This is seriously fabulous. Beautiful job, esp on the fit and the back matching.
ChristmasHills said... (2/2/13 2:01 AM) Reply
What a perfect way to win a dare!
CShelley said... (2/1/13 10:55 PM) Reply
So much more inspiring than the pictures on the envelope! It looks great on you and I love the bias plaid.
Mahogany Stylist said... (2/1/13 7:49 PM) Reply
Great looking dress. Perfect fit, clean and polished.
sewbehind said... (2/1/13 6:31 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress and I love your use of fabric. Looks lovely on you.
sewnotwork said... (2/1/13 5:58 PM) Reply
Beautiful. I like the collar. Very distinctive.
Jemajyng said... (2/1/13 2:56 PM) Reply
Outstanding work !
nicegirl said... (2/1/13 2:07 PM) Reply
This is so adorable! Love the collar and the covered button is just the perfect touch.
Quickie said... (2/1/13 1:18 PM) Reply
I fell instantly in love with the collar. nice dress
Heatherrique said... (2/1/13 1:07 PM) Reply
Mesmerizing dress, SewWil! One of the most impressive dresses I have seen... :-)
Sewmetoo said... (2/1/13 12:41 PM) Reply
This is truly gorgeous. Great job.
ArtAttack said... (2/1/13 10:50 AM) Reply
How adorable! What great vision to see this design and use of fabric!
Jrhee said... (2/1/13 10:13 AM) Reply
Looks great on you!
prttynpnk said... (2/1/13 9:56 AM) Reply
That is darn skippy adorable!!!! I am so envious!
cleverkitty said... (2/1/13 9:11 AM) Reply
I'm absolutely dumbfounded how you perfectly matched the plaid, the invisible zipper and the horizontal seams PERFECTLY and all done in the PM hours of the day and let me not forget to add after working all day.... and you probably cooked a great dinner. Phew you deserve the 5th star buddy. Love the dress!!! I bet your sister has her mouth hanging open LOL
CissieW said... (2/1/13 8:21 AM) Reply
Great job! And great job on matching your plaid. Your sister doesn't expect to get this fabric back, does she??
GoodbyeValntino said... (2/1/13 7:35 AM) Reply
A creative endeavor that is a true winner! The possiblities from this pattern are endless. Thanks for the great review!
Jstarr4250 said... (2/1/13 7:03 AM) Reply
I think you won your sister's dare! It's lovely on you and has all your trademark style and quality.
Lori V said... (2/1/13 6:56 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress.
DaisyA said... (2/1/13 5:07 AM) Reply
Great fit, great finish, great dress!
yummymummy38 said... (2/1/13 4:06 AM) Reply
Love the pattern blocking , stylish dress Which fits you perfectly
Dilliander said... (2/1/13 2:56 AM) Reply
Very smart, in every way :)
pamscott said... (2/1/13 2:44 AM) Reply
Looks very professional, very classy :0)
slmstyle said... (2/1/13 1:31 AM) Reply
Great dress, your construction skills get better and better by the day!
BeaJay said... (2/1/13 1:22 AM) Reply
Your dress is stunning! I love the look of it, the fabric you have used and the great features of the pattern - the waistline and the collar. Great job.
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