Dressmaking - Make a Skirt from Scratch



Dressmaking course running over two consecutive days.

These classes are a great way to start your sewing adventure – full of practical techniques and tips you will use again and again. You’ll come away with, not just a skirt, but confidence and skills for your next project!

Taking you step-by-step through measuring, cutting, fitting and making up of a basic ‘A’-line skirt. Guidance on appropriate pattern and fabrics will be given prior to the course.

We'lll cover the following, backed up with handouts and demonstrations as we go along:

• Preparing your pattern for a better fit
• Laying out, cutting and preparing the pattern pieces
• Through to sewing up, fitting the zip and hand finishing

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Please bring:
- notebook and pen
- tape measure & ruler
- pins
- pattern and fabric (guidance given on this before the start)
- your sewing machine
- specs if you need them!


Catherine Howie at The Sewing Room


Studio 7
The Fold

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


5½ hours (10:00am to 3:30pm)

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