Beginner’s Make a Simple Skirt
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is good for those who have already learnt basic sewing techniques and want to make their first garment. It’s also suitable for those with more practice that would like to Make a Skirt. You can choose to make an A Line Skirt or Make a Pencil skirt either long or short, whatever you prefer.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You will learn to make an A line or a Pencil Skirt with 3 different length options in your chosen fabric using a home dressmaking pattern.
The class includes:
- How to use a commercial pattern, how to lay, mark and pin the pattern to fabric and cut out.
- Sewing seams
- Making darts
- Inserting a concealed zip
- Attaching a waist facing.
- If you’re making a pencil skirt you will also make a back vent.
- You will them hem, press and finish your skirt ready to wear.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I ALREADY NEED?
This class is for those who already have basic sewing skills or have completed one of our Learn to Sew classes. It a good first garment for beginners to practice their skills.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will be provided with a commercial pattern. You need to bring suitable Fabric.
Above Knee length
115cm wide fabric – 1m of fabric
150cm wide fabric – 80cm of fabric.
115cm wide fabric – 1m 30cm of fabric
150cm wide fabric – 1m 20cm of fabric
115cm wide fabric – 2m 40cm of fabric
150cm wide fabric – 2m 30cm of fabric
You will also need a 20 cm concealed zip otherwise known as an invisible zip. We will send you more fabric details and a list of suppliers when you book.
WHAT CLASS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AFTER THIS ONE?
You could try one of our other Beginners Dressmaking classes such as Make a Simple Dress or Simple Shirt or learn new skills on the How to Sew Stretch Fabrics and Make T-Shirts / Leggings class.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS CLASS
“Seraphina was fantastic, I learned quite a lot of new things on the course. This was a surprise given I’ve sewn before, and a testament to what a great teacher she is.”
“Thank you Susan, it was a great weekend and I learned so much. I am very proud of my new skirt! Best Wishes, Nyree”
“Hi Susan. Thank you so much for this weekends course – I had such a brilliant time and wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and guidance over the two days. I love my new skirt and am feeling really excited to be equipped with some beginner skills to make a serious start on my sewing… Many thanks, Hester”