Make a Box Pleat Skirt

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Make a Box Pleat Skirt

Friday 19 July 2019

Session: 1


Time: 10.00am - 5.30pm

Level: Improvers

Maximum Class Size: 6

The Chardon Skirt by Deer and Doe is a brilliant choice of pattern for those who are building on their dressmaking skills. This style has beautiful box pleats with in-seam pockets and a centre back zip fastening. Make this skirt in different fabrics to create a casual or more formal look.

Once you have mastered the techniques involved in making this skirt you will have the confidence and ability to start using other style sewing patterns to coninue learning more about garment construction.

Level: This class is suitable for anyone who has already completed our Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 2 - Essential Skills. Ideally students should have also attempted using a beginner level sewing pattern, ie. simple tops & tees or drawstring trousers & skirts.

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Choosing your size to cut

  • Understanding commercial sewing patterns and their notations

  • Fabric lay plans and cutting the fabric on the grain

  • A variety of garment construction techniques

  • Inserting an invisible zip

  • The pattern is included and will be yours to take away but you will be required to bring your own fabric for the garments.

    Fabric Requirements:

    Above the knee length
    Fabric 115cm / 45” wide: 1.8m
    Fabric 140cm / 60” wide: 1.5m

    Just below the knee length
    Fabric 115cm / 45” wide: 2.1m
    Fabric 140cm / 60” wide: 1.6m

    Fabric Recommendations: Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton twills, Linen, light wool suiting, herringbone, chambray, barkcloth ... we made ours in a cotton / linen blend but you can use almost anything!

    Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

    Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in-store for up to two weeks after your class, and If you have any queries just ask in store and we’ll be happy to help.


    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.