Skirt making workshop


In this workshop you get your own pattern to use and take with you home to use again on your own. We will make basic pencil skirt or you can create an A-line skirt or panel skirt from the same pattern when we learn how to adjust it. Bring your material and zip and make sure you bring your invisible zip presser foot with your sewing machine. Provided: tea, coffee, biscuits.

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Saturday 11/8/18 (10am-6pm) £95 (bring a friend and get 10% off for both)

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

To bring: your sewing machine, thread, shears, pins, material and notions and dont forget your zipper presser foot (ideally one for invisible zip) .Please bring something to eat. Refreshments will be provided.

Provided: tea, coffee, biscuits

Join this sewing workshop to make your own pencil skirt and learn how to adjust the pattern to suit your shape. We can make this pencil skirt into A-line or wrap skirt. You will get your own pattern to use, just bring your sewing machine, all necessary presser feet, notions and material you wish to use. You need to know how to use your sewing machine already and have some basic sewing knowledge. Our Beginners workshop is recommended first.

About this basic pattern:

A flattering high-waisted pencil skirt with a kick pleat at the back. Designed to rise above your natural waist, the Ultimate Pencil Skirt elongates your legs and makes you look ten feet tall!*

The Ultimate Pencil Skirt is a great wardrobe staple – you can squeeze the pattern onto any 1.3m length of 140cm wide fabric. It’ll be your favourite go-to skirt pattern.

The pattern has four darts and a concealed zip at the centre back. The top of the skirt is finished with an interfaced waist facing, whilst the bottom of the skirt has a kick pleat to make walking just that little bit easier.

*might be a slight exaggeration!

Check out what everyone’s been making on our Ultimate Pencil Skirt board!

Sewing Level
An advanced beginner dressmaking project, we reckon if you’ve made one or two simple garments you should be able to tackle the Ultimate Pencil Skirt. The instruction booklet comes fully illustrated to help you along. We know you can do it!

Fabric Suggestions
We recommend medium to heavy weight woven fabrics for the Ultimate Pencil Skirt. Medium weight wools and tartans work wonderfully, as does stretch cotton or cotton sateen. Anything with a little bit of stretch (around 3%) will make wearing your skirt extra comfortable!

Fabric Requirements
The Ultimate Pencil Skirt comes in UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all the patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

Additional information

Workshop date:

11/8/18 (10am-6pm), (2 people) with a friend (10% off)