Learn to Sew Skirts Workshop Review – April 2016

by | Apr 7, 2016

Saturday’s workshop was held once again at the lovely, light & spacious venue of Austerfield Study Centre, 5 nervous beginners attended to Learn to Sew Skirts.


For the first time ever at one of my workshops I offered 2 different options of skirts that the workshoppers could choose.

Kate chose to make the box pleated skirt, the pattern was provided and everyone else picked to do the gathered skirt where you drafted your own pattern.

The great thing about both these skirt styles is that the only measurement that needs to fit is the waist measurement, both styles fit loosely around the hips.


Drafting their own patterns

A major part of making any garment have a good crisp finish is pressing each stage as you go along.

And preparing each seam by pinning it before you sew, helps with accuracy ensuring a neat, even finish.

Our workshoppers get to grips with the different techniques involved. It was everyone’s first time using an overlocker and inserting an invisible zip.

And let me show you the finished results!!! Aren’t they amazing?









a suzanne


Well done everybody on some amazing first makes!!!

Techniques learnt:

  • Basic pattern drafting
  • Transferring pattern markings to fabric
  • Inserting an invisible zip
  • Using an overlocker
  • Gathering
  • Setting pleats

See you next time for Learn to Sew Lounge Pants/Pyjama Bottoms at St Nicholas Church Hall in Bawtry, Saturday 23rd April, 1-4.30pm. Call me on 07957 437001 or message me on Facebook for more info or to book your place.

Alison xx

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