I'm pretty much self-taught at everything and that includes sewing. Everything I have created or designed has been done simply by math, logic, creativity and research. Because of this, I've always been a bit intimidated to use a traditional paper pattern for sewing. I've seen my mom use them when I was a kid, but have never been confident that I'd be able to fully understand how to use them since I haven't had any formal sewing training. I came across an online class that taught you how to sew a dress from a pattern. The dress looked cute on the mannequin, so I thought I'd take the course to see if I could conquer my paper pattern fear.