Make our Wrap Flare Skirt in Stitch Classes or 1-2-1 lessons

 A great introduction to making clothes from patterns. Make our easy wrap skirt (no zip or overlocking/zig zagging required!) and learn to measure up, crop the pattern to the length you want, cut accurately, attach a waistband, finish edges & hems.

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 A great introduction to making clothes from patterns. Make our easy wrap skirt (no zip or overlocking/zig zagging required!) and learn to measure up, crop the pattern to the length you want, cut accurately, attach a waistband, finish edges & hems. Leave with a lovely skirt and make again at home with your take-away pattern.

Classes needed:  

  • 3-4 Stitch Classes (bring ingredients list from below).  Click here to book Stitch Classes
  • Or 6 hours of 1-2-1 lessons  

Venue: The Sewing Lounge, Hove (we have stairs - click here for information on venue access if you have a disability or injury)

Experience: Aged 16+ Improver - You've made at least one item with a sewing machine e.g. cushion or bag (need to get to this level first? Book a couple of extra Stitch Classes or 1-2-1 hours with us in addition to those needed for this project - click here for Stitch Class beginner sewing info

In making this skirt you will learn to:

  • choose the right size pattern
  • copy your pattern to paper (for you to keep)
  • shorten the length if desired
  • pin & cut out accurately in fabric
  • make a wrap skirt including
    • double turning edges and hem,
    • attaching and turning through a waistband and belt
    • topstitching
  • levelling and stitching a hem

What to bring:

  • Fabric - non stretch medium weight cotton/cotton mix.
    Wash and iron fabric before class, we've allowed a bit extra in case your fabric shrinks when washed
    • Sizes 8-12 will need 2.7 metres non stretch fabric (112cm or more wide)
    • Sizes 14-22 will need 3.2 metres non stretch fabric (at least 150cm wide)
    • *Avoid fabric that has a strong vertical or horizontal fabric or repeat.  This is because the pattern spans round one complete circle and therefore anything that has a 'correct' upright position will end up on its side or upside-down at certain sides of the skirt. A random pattern or something like spots or floral will be fine. The printed cottons in Fabric Land for £4 mtr are ok weight-wise for this project, but you may prefer something with more weight as it will hang and swish more. If in doubt, email us a quick picture/link
  • Glasses if you need them for up close work
  • Sewing thread - 100m reel that blends in with your fabric
  • If making in Stitch Classes also bring 75p for pattern paper
  • We provide (or bring your own): Scissors, pattern paper, chalk, tape measure etc

Where to buy fabric etc: Suggestions of where to buy your fabric locally will be given on your booking confirmation, or to see our list of local fabric shops now click here

Student Reviews from previous dressmaking workshops:

"Kat is patient and so knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed - I loved all of it"
Kate Wollaston, Brighton

"The teacher was nice, patient and experienced - and has helped me overcome the fear of handling a pattern!"
Jane Coolidge, Brighton

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