Beginners Dressmaking - Sew a Skirt
If you’ve mastered the basics of machine sewing and want to start making your own clothes, this is a great introduction. We will learn how to use a commercial pattern (New Look 6106) to stitch up a knee length A-line skirt with optional contrast band around the bottom edge.
Skills covered include:
- interpreting a sewing pattern
- choosing the correct size
- cutting pattern pieces
- adding pockets
- finishing seams
- working with interfacing
- facing and attaching a waistband
- installing a lapped zip
Make a skirt for yourself, a fmaily member or a friend. The pattern is suitable for people with a waist size from 25-37”/64-94cm.
Please note that while we will aim to complete the skirt during the workshop, there may be some small details to finish at home. Full guidance will be provided to enable you to do this.
You will need to bring 1.75m of 45” wide fabric for the main body of the skirt or purchase some from our fantastic range before the class. The best fabric for your first project is a light to medium weight 100% cotton.
If you wish to add a contrast band to the bottom like in the photo, you will need an additional 0.5m of fabric in a different print.
You will also need a 7-8” zip, 100m of coordinating sewing thread and a packed lunch.
All other materials and use of our Janome J3-18 sewing machines is included. If you have any questions about materials or whether this class is suitable for you, please Contact Us.
Your tutor for this class will be Ana Dugdale. Ana is a City and Guilds qualified tutor with extensive sewing experience particularly in the field of patchwork and quilting.