Sewing Tip: As a sewing beginner, it helps to transfer seamlines and dart lines to your fabric pieces until you feel more comfortable following the sewing machine guides.
The transferred seamlines will not only facilitate the seam alignment process, it will also provide you with a stitching guide. Marked stitch lines as such, are especially helpful if you do not feel 100% comfortable following the seam allowance guides on your sewing machine yet. As you get more practice, you may not feel the need to transfer all seamlines from pattern to fabric as this can be time consuming and temporary stain the inside of the garment. However, as a sewing beginner, using marked seamlines in the dressmaking process will provide a way to learn more efficiently and better understand the garment sewing process.
There are a number of techniques you can use to transfer seamlines to your garment's fabric pieces and they are based on the type of fabric you are working with. If your fabric is easy to mark on you can use tracing paper and a tracing wheel, or draw the seamline with tailors chalk (or fabric Pencil) and a ruler. If working with fabrics that cannot be marked on using these conventional marking techniques (such as lace, embroidery and sheer fabrics), you can use tailor methods like simplified or regular tailor tacks to mark the location of the seamlines. These tack are applied at key points using thread and a hand sewing needle and can be easily removed, without damaging or marking the fabric, when no longer needed.