Gathered skirt project

A photo of a sewing machine taken side-on with some checked fabricA gathered skirt is a simple classic and a fabulous introduction to garment construction –Over two mornings we will make a skirt with a concealed zip, gathered onto a waistband which can be made time and again and can look very different depending on the fabric used and length of hem. You will learn how to measure, cut, insert concealed zips, and how to adapt the pattern for future use by altering length and fullness.

Class level – This class is specifically aimed at younger sewers from age 12 upwards, we will accommodate new seamstresses of any level

What we will cover in the session

We aim to cover the points on the list below. Depending on how many questions you have, we may not get a chance to cover everything – please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave if we don’t cover it in the class.

We aim to teach you all the skills you will need to make a lovely gathered skirt which can be made repeatedly using different fabrics.   We have chosen this specifically to teach you some useful techniques and which will be used in many future projects

Specifically you will learn;

Measuring correctly

Cutting out the fabric correctly

How to insert a concealed zip

Attaching a waistband

Professional looking hems

What you need to make the gathered skirt

Please bring along the following items. Don’t spend a lot of money on the fabric as you are just learning!

Sewing on Black can be quite tricky so bear this in mind lighter coloured fabrics are easier for beginners

150cm of dressmaking fabric, cotton or similar weight (any width)

8 or 9 inch concealed zip

1 reel of thread to match

We will provide Vilene interfacing for the waistband


Aly Warner

This class takes place over 2 mornings

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