The Art of Skirt Making

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We are currently unable to offer this workshop. We will be looking to hopefully run this workshop again in early 2021. 


If you'd like to look at the other workshops currently offered please take a look HERE 


You could join us on one of our sewing days or weekends and get this and other projects all sewn up. 

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

2.    “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. 

3.    “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 food from the gorgeous Column bakehouse downstairs or feel free to bring a packed lunch and make the most of the beautiful RWY. The 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 


Applying facings 

Inserting a seam pocket

Button holes 



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



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.

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?



Thank for a fab course. Learnt loads and will be making another skirt. Danny was great help in guiding me when I didn't have the knowledge to complete the zip.  
A great refresher and will be used extensively when making my own clothes 

Thank you once again for organising the course.  Great surroundings and facilities 


Jayne Lawrence 



Why choose us?

A small business giving the best customer service


Thank you so much for my necklace and earrings. My sons were quite bemused that a vendor knew me by name and your personal touch made us all feel good. So much nicer than the faceless Amazon or even the posh mens clothing stores that I frequented (virtually) over Christmas.

I love the necklace and earrings - you were right they do match and I will share your site with friends

Esther Jan 2021

Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

Lorna & Katie Sept 2020