1. Once you have the correct size & style you can gather up all your notions by following the guide, again on the back of the pattern envelope. This will tell you what else is needed to create the look: Zips, buttons, interfacing, bias binding etc.
2. Get yourself comfortable on a clear big table or the floor and unwrap all of the pattern and instructions.
3. Cut out the tracing paper pattern following your size guideline. OR
If you want to keep all the sizes intact , you can cut it out to the biggest size and use a tracing wheel and chalk to mark your size onto fabric each time.
NB: If you are following the tutorial on ‘make a simple dress’ with me, then you will only need to cut out the front and back in your size in the pattern, then put the rest to one side. We create our own facings out of paper making this a super simple make.