Anton got me a sewing machine for his graduation. It was pretty sweet. It is way fun to use, but I have no idea how to read a pattern. I can actually read the words, but it's just a bunch of gibberish to me. So I just make up my own patterns. They aren't spectacular and usually hideous. But I do it anyway. I usually give my "creations" as gifts and I don't have to keep them. But we needed a shower curtain, which is what this is (incase it is nebulous to anyone).
So how do you read a pattern?