A-Line Skirt

Learn to adapt a pattern to your measurements & come away with your own perfectly fitting skirt

A-line 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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