(Thanks to Lisa Anne for making this video)
I think you will like this video, even if you are not familiar with sewing. I used to place spoons as weights on my patterns, but these little weights made of washers are so much better. Patterns used often are either ironed on to interfacing to preserve them, or cut out of muslin. The cotton muslin fabric patterns require no pins or weights and making the cutting process so easy.
What I said in the video was: i like to choose fabric that goes with the time of year when a flowering tree is blooming. My mother and mother in law and grandmothers liked to do that, and I have pictures of them wearing dresses that matches the blooming rhododendron or azalea of the season.
Below: still some work to do, but I wanted to see how the shoulders fit and take tucks where needed.This is something I will wear at home because it is cool, comfy cotton: perfect for housekeeping.