The first project I made was this folded miniskirt, from the great tutorial found here http://onlythesmall.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/folded-miniskirt-tutorial.html. I found the folding part easy to understand, although keeping the folds in place was much more difficult at times! This was my first time sewing with jersey, and I chose a double knit plum coloured jersey fabric.
This fabric was the perfect choice as I found it really easy to work with. I'm very happy with the final outcome as there are actually no obvious mistakes for once!
My next project was a day dress, again in knit fabric for which I chose a lovely bold flower pattern. This fabric I found much harder to deal with, as it is thin jersey and stretches so easily under the machine. I really liked making up a pattern from clothes I already had so it sure to fit. The tutorial for this dress can be found here: http://www.merricksart.com/2013/06/mod-shift-dress-tutorial.html
Both fabrics together cost only £12, so that proves making your own clothes really is cheaper than buying them. I've decided to really make an effort to make rather than buy now I'm getting to grips with my sewing machine!