We all need an A-line skirt in our handmade wardrobe! It’s a flattering skirt shape and the perfect pattern for the beginner dressmaker. You'll learn to create simple A-line skirt with an invisible zip and a faced waistline. So why not join us at So Sew Pretty and learn to make your own clothes.
Your tutor, Leah is a professionally trained fashion designer with a serious love of pattern cutting, vintage style and many years of experience in sewing and dressmaking. Her eye for detail, knowledge of couture finishing combined with her experience as a sewing tutor and fashion lecturer makes Leah the perfect person to help you master dressmaking basics.
This workshop is a great introduction to making a simple garment and will help you understand the basic principles of dressmaking. You’ll learn how to lay pattern pieces correctly onto the fabric and she’ll take you step by step through the garment making process. You'll learn dressmaking skills from seam finishes, facings, interfacing, under/top stitching, sewing an invisible zip, over locking, hems and hand finishing. You can also make simple pattern adjustments to your skirt dress pattern.
We will provide a skirt pattern for you and you bring along some fabric and notions of your choice.
If you'd love to learn to draft your very own A-line skirt pattern using your own body measurements then why not join us at our Beginners Pattern Cutting Workshop
so you can bring along your very own skirt pattern to class and learn to sew your perfectly fitted skirt. You'll also have the joy of learning the complete garment process from start to finish. Use the code PATTERN&SEWSKIRT to receive a 10% discount off the Pattern Cutting Workshop if you book this one too.
Tools of the trade are provided. Classes are small, maximum class number is 6 guests, to ensure you get the personal tuition you need to help with your project and get the best out of each workshop we host.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a beginner improver dressmaking workshop. You should already know your way around the sewing machine and its recommended that you have already been to our Pyjama workshop. If you can thread a machine, load the bobbin, back stitch, have a couple of projects under your belt and made a simple garment before then this class is for you.
Tea & refreshments are also provided throughout the day, feel free to bring a packed lunch too!
You will learn how to do all these things...
• How to make a simple garment
• Working from a pattern
• Understanding instructions/terminology
• Laying out a pattern and cutting fabric
• Sewing Seams, basic overlocking & Seam Finishes
• Using Interfacing and creating grown on facings
• Stitching an invisible zip
• Sewing a Dart
• Top/Under stitching
• Hemming Techniques
• Ironing & pressing techniques
Materials Required: Bring your own choice of fabric. We'll send you details of required amounts of fabric and also request some body measurements to determine the pattern size after you've placed your booking.
LEVEL: Beginner Improver Dressmaking
MAKE & TAKE: A-Line Skirt
VENUE : Solway House, Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
PRICE : £85.00 includes a skirt pattern TIME: 10am-5pm
PLEASE NOTE : There is a minimum number of participants required for this workshop to go ahead. Check your diary carefully and read our BOOKING TERMS
before you book a workshop.