For my first first (say that ten times fast =) ), I learned how to read, pin, and cut out a pattern. That was the easy part. Not that hard at all. I can even say I did better than Lucy. The carpet stayed fully intact. =)
Second, I learned how to put that pattern together with a sewing machine. This included pestering my sister with my questions at odd hours of the evening. Thanks, sis. =)
This also meant learning how to thread the bobbin---and no, that's not the thing that bobs up and down. =) I also figured out how to do the button hole stitches and taught myself how to sew a hem.
Oh and FYI, that waistband was a dilly to get together. I stopped counting how many times I went back over a certain section because something didn't catch. =)