What a big difference using the DVD made for me, I am definitely a visual learner. It was very fun working thru the steps to draw my personal pattern. I have my computer in my sewing room and I was using the doors of my room to tape and draw my patterns, just like Glenda was drawing them.
I now have my bodice, skirt, and sleeve drawn out and tomorrow I will begin to cut them out to craft my test garment.
What have I learned? Accurate measurements are really really important. I thought, gee how hard can it be to measure yourself, but my first attempt I was off by two sizes. So be sure to follow along with the directions in the Sure-Fit Designs How-To DVD or the Instruction Book.
Dear Rebecca...I (finally) realized that many women were finding blank wall space or backs of doors to use as a flat surface to draw off their patterns. Honestly - it is so much easier on a horizontal surface - like a table top (if you've got a table big enough). The only reason I demonstrate (in the videos) using the wall is that it is so much easier to video the process. If I were working on the table, my videographer-husband would need to be glued to the ceiling to get a good shot of what I was doing on the table. So please...use a flat table top.
P.S. In later videos, I started saying to use a table surface - but sometimes I forget to say that. What can I say?