The Art of Skirt Making

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In this full day workshop, you will start the day with beautiful fabric and end with an even more beautiful skirt. Through a combination of clear demonstrations, handouts and general support, you will learn and experience a number of skirt making skills. 

Choose from three different skirts patterns to suit your skill level. 

The three patterns to choose from: 

  1. The Libby A-line This is perfect for the beginner dressmaker, offering great skills to learn but a simple easy-to-wear style  
  1. The Brumby Skirt by Megan Neilson. This can be adapted to suit the beginner or more confident dressmaker.  With three options, you can choose which suits your style/sewing ability 
  1. “Arielle Skirt” by Tilly and the Buttons. This figure hugging skirt requires a perfect fit and is great for practising buttonholes. This is definitely for the more confident sewist. 

When deciding on your pattern please discuss with us your sewing level and we can guide you to the best pattern.  

Your sewing will generally follow this plan; to start with you will discuss your patterns, you will be taught how to measure properly and choose which size you will be making. From there you will be guided through the tracing of your pattern, pinning to your fabric and transferring markings from your pattern onto your fabric. Then it is time to cut.  

You may get further than this or be at this point when we will break for lunch. You can purchase lunch from the gorgeous Column bakehouse downstairs or feel free to bring a packed lunch and make the most of the beautiful RWY. The lunch break will be for 30 mins.   

In the afternoon you will continue to sew your chosen skirt. As in the morning, you will be shown demonstrations and guided. 

What you will learn includes: (depending on which skirt you make) 

Selecting the correct size for you 

Cutting out pattern from fabric 

Transferring pattern markings 

Pattern matching 

Using interfacing 

Seam neatening techniques 

Inserting a zip  

waistband 

Applying facings  

Inserting a seam pocket 

Button holes  

Gathering  

lining 

Hemming techniques 

 

What you will need: 

Sewing machine threaded and working (if you require to use one of our machines please advise us during booking as we have a limited amount of machines available) 

Sewing kit 

Fabric and notions for your chosen skirt size and length – a detailed tick list will be sent to you once you have booked on the course with full details 

 

Level: 

Next Stage Beginner, intermediate and advanced 

You must have used a sewing machine before or been on one of our beginners sewing classes 

Duration: 7 hours  

Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible. If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident to complete your garment at home. 

Please note this workshop will held at our new pop up workshop space at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard. Take a look at our about us page for more info. We will email you details of best places to park and where to go with your confirmation email once you are booked on.

We need a minimum of 5 people for this workshop to go ahead. If this number isn’t reached by one week before the class, we will be contacting you with an alternative date. If you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund.  

Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together?