Make a Gathered Skirt

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Make a Gathered Skirt

Friday 30 June 2017

Session: 1


Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Level: Beginner Plus

Maximum Class Size: 6

This gathered skirt pattern will see you through the whole year, with a vast array of fabric options, you can make it in anything from a lighweight Cotton Tana Lawn to drapey wool blends and wear with tights in the Autumn. This style can be made in three different lengths: below, on or above the knee with an optional sheer overlay for a summery elegant look. This skirt has front in-seam pockets and a curved waistband for a perfect fit.

Level: This class is suitable for anyone who already knows how to thread up a sewing machine, has a good grasp on basic sewing projects (cushions, tote bags, pencil cases etc.) and has already completed our Next Steps class or equivalent. This Skirt pattern is an ideal starting block to begin your dressmaking journey!

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Sizing & body measurements

  • Understanding commercial dressmaking patterns and the notations

  • Layplans and cutting the fabric

  • Garment construction

  • How to insert an invisible zip and pockets

  • All tools and sundry materials are included and the pattern will be yours to take away but you will be required to bring your own fabric. The pattern ranges from size 6-22, please see below for meterages.

    Fabric requirements: LONG LENGTH Fabric 110cm Wide Size 6-8 = 2.5m / Size 10-20 = 2.6m / Size 22 = 2.8m Fabric 140cm wide Size 6-8 = 1.7m / Size 10-12 = 1.8m / Size 14 = 1.9m / Size 16-20 = 2m / Size 22 = 2.2m MEDIUM LENGTH Fabric 110cm Wide Size 6-20 = 2.2m / Size 22 = 2.4m Fabric 140cm wide Size 6-12 = 1.4m / Size 14-18 = 1.5m / Size 20-22 = 1.7m  SHORT LENGTH Fabric 110cm Wide Size 6-20 = 1.8m / Size 22 = 2m Fabric 140cm wideSize 6-22 = 1.3m Suggested fabrics: Drapey Light - Medium Weight Cotton, Laundered Linen, Crepe, Silk, Viscose, Cotton Voile or Lawn, Lightweight Wool Blends, Twill, Chambray, Poplin. This is a one full day workshop, we will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day!


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion before going straight into the fashion industry and working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from designers to high street suppliers and, after having children, she also successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently she has been teaching in primary and secondary schools and is pleased to be combining her experience in schools with her years of experience in fashion to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and making their own clothes.