Beginners Dressmaking #1- Sew a Simple Skirt

Want to step up your sewing skills and make a skirt for all seasons?

If you’re itching to jump into the world of dressmaking then our skirt class with 3 classic shape options is the perfect class. Available as a 1 day course at the weekend, or as a 2 sessions eve course over 2 consecutive weeks.
Winter skirts

You must have made sewn a couple of simple projects on your own before attending this class. If not then try our Ultimate beginners day first

This is the perfect class to learn some basic dressmaking skills. There are 3 pattern options:

Either- a full  skirt with an invisible zip and waistband

OR- a classic A line skirt with an invisible zip and waistline facing.

OR- a straight  skirt with an invisible zip and either waistline facing or a waistband

  • You’ll learn how to measure yourself and choose the right pattern size
  • Discover how to lay out a pattern and transfer all the pattern markings
  • You’ll be provided  with the list of supplies you’ll need on your booking confirmation email.
  • Discover how to finish off a waist with a simple facing or waistband
  • Get to grips with invisible zips.
  • Learn some basic fit tips
  • Complete your skirt with a neat machine sewn hem.

Skirts are perfect to wear between seasons with tights, polo neck and a cardigan, PLUS they will become your summer staple for weekends with bare legs and a t shirt.

Cost: £90 (max number of 6 students per session)
Time: 10.30 am – 6 pm on weekends, 6.30-9.30 pm over 2 weeknights. Arrive on time as session starts promptly!
Materials required: Gathered Skirt – 2.5 metres of medium weight fabric with a little body. Linens and chambray fabrics would be perfect. A Line/Straight skirt– 1. 5 metres of medium weight fabric that will hold it’s shape- denim, Dressmaking weight cottons etc (more details included in booking confirmation) : Matching Thread. 
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee and snacks provided. Do Bring along a sandwich for lunch at the weekend.

We reserve the right to cancel if there are less than 2 students booked.
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Beginner Dressmaking #1- sew a simple skirt
Wonderful class, patient teacher and friendly relaxed atmosphere. Claire knows every trick in the book (& has written great books too) so you leave the class having learnt loads to improve your sewing. Recommend to all!


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