Learn to adapt a pattern to your measurements & come away with your own perfectly fitting skirt
Workshop content: Learn how to measure your body, trace off and adjust our slim A-line pattern to fit you, cut out & sew seams accurately, sew darts, put in a zip, sew a hem, & use interfacing - all this AND take home a perfectly fitting mini or knee length A-line skirt!
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Classes needed: 4-5 Stitch Classes or appx. 6hr 1-2-1 lesson
Which Stitch Classes to attend: Complete this project in our weekly Sewing & Dressmaking classes, or in our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you!
Experience: Improver and above: Suitable for those who know how to thread up and sew seams with a sewing machine and have made at least one item before (though not neccessarily clothing). For adults and children aged 13+.
What to bring:
- A 160cm length of non stretch medium weight fabric suitable for a skirt e.g. printed cotton, medium weight denim, linen, cotton drill/twill. Width must be at least 44". This is enough for a skirt length 62cm-75cm from waist. If you wish to have a longer skirt than this bring twice the extra length you want i.e. if you want a 95cm length skirt from waist bring an extra 40cm length of cloth.
- Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric
A 7" closed end zip (match zip colour to fabric)
25cm of medium weight fusible interfacing – white for light colours or prints with white in, black/grey for dark
1 reel of good quality polyester sewing thread e.g. Coats, Moon, Guterman (match thread colour to fabric)
A pot of good quality plastic or glass headed dressmaking pins
Wear on the day: leggings or non bulky skirt or trousers (no jeans or clothes with pockets) so it's easy to take your measurements accurately
75p for the paper for your take-home pattern you’ll make
50p for the bobbin if you want to keep it with your leftover thread on at the end
Glasses if you need them for close up work
We provide: the skirt pattern and paper to trace off your copy, a sewing machine (or bring your own if you prefer), scissors, pins, chalk, tape measure etc if you don’t have your own
Where to buy fabric: Suggestions of where to buy your fabric locally will be given on your booking confirmation, or visit our list of local fabric shops here
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