About the Class
In this intermediate class we will make a perfectly fitted A line skirt with pockets. Its versatile design will be great to wear across all reasons. In this workshop we will be using an overlay type of pattern (BURDA style) to gain confidence in tracing from multi-size patterns and adjust it to our figure.
Duration: 7 hours (incl. 30 min lunch break)
Who is it for?
Confident beginners and intermediate sewers who have few projects under their belt and know how to use a sewing machine. Keen sewist who would like to gain new skills in garment sewing and all who feel terrified by simply attempting a BURDA style type of pattern where multiple size and multiple garments are printed all on one sheet. Any home makers who would like to learn how to add pockets to an existing pattern.
Note: The pattern is available in following sizes: Your actual hip measurement (widest part of your hip) from 88cm (34 3/4 in.) to 129cm (51 in.). If your measurements fall outside of these, please contact us before booking your class.
What will you learn?
- How to take correct body measurements
- How to trace from BURDA style pattern and cut pattern pieces accurately
- Insert a zipper
- Add pockets into the design
- Create perfect pleats
- Add a waistband
- Make perfectly fitted A-line skirt
Garment construction from BURDA style pattern - together we will tackle a type of pattern that makes even the most experience sewers nervous, a maze of lines, colours and instructions all printed on top of each other in a BURDA style pattern.
Sewing machines and all accessories are provided in class.
In order to complete this project you will need 1.6 m /63 in. (fabric width of 112 cm = 44 in. or wider) or 1.3 m/52 in. (fabric width of 140 cm = 55 in. or wider) non-stretch material (e.g. cotton quilting fabric, regular cotton, heavier linen, cotton denim), 40 cm/16 in. of interfacing, one regular zipper 22 cm, matching thread (polyester). This pattern is not suitable for very thin fabrics, stretch jersey fabrics or very heavy fabric like leather. Project fabric packs containing all necessary materials will be available to purchase at the beginning of the class for €15 to €25 .
If you would like to choose your own material but not sure where to go and what to choose, or simply fancy a great day out, we recommend our Fabric Shopping Trip experience.
Max 6 people
Dates & Locations:
Your preferred time at the comfort of your own home (same price).