On this course we will make a skirt that you can wear next summer. It is a flattering and comfortable design that you can pair with either basic t-shirts or dressier tops, so you can wear it both on your everyday life and to dress up too.
While making it you will learn:
– how to finish the inner seams so they look beautiful and overlock is not visible (this is perfect if you don’t have an overlock machine!)
– how to make shirring
– how to make patch pockets
– how to do ahem with topstitches, this is ideal to give more body to your hem (and perfect for linen fabrics)
– how to sew a waistband
– how to sew buttonholes by machine, or hand embroidered (you will choose how you prefer to make yours)
– how to sew buttons (though you may probably already know how to do this)
You can use some materials you already have, or buy some (there are some wonderful online shops for fabrics and haberdashery that are opene these days, even for organic materials).
Either way, I recommend you to use:
– ideally a linen fabric (skirt pictured is made out of a 100% linen fabric, with warp/weft in white/red threads), or it would look well if made in a lightweight, crisp cotton too. It is better if it’s a natural material, because it will be easier to work, will look better, will be more breathable and fresh for summer, and also because when the day arrives that you don’t wear your skirt any longer and it ends up in a landfill (many years from now!), it will decompose quickly. And if it’s an organic fabric, even better!
– buttons to match: I also recommend that they are natural (made of bone, mother of pearl, coconut or corozo, for instance) because they will be more beautiful.
Materials you will need:
– aprox. 1,5m fabric (1 yard and a half), 1,40-1,50m wide: you will need two lengths (= desired length of skirt x 2, taking as a reference that the skirt pictured hits below the knee and I used 1,50m for it)
– 8 buttons: if you distribute them as in the pictures and if you’d like your skirt to be the same length, you’l need 7 (I recommend buying 1 extra button as a replacement)
– matching thread
– fabric shears and thread scissors
– tailor’s chalk
– a medium thickness needle to sew on the buttons
– your sewing machine witth a meium thickness needle, 80-90
– thicker thread to embroider the buttonholes by hand (optional)
– basting thread and according needle to do the buttonholes by hand (optional)
This class will recur several weeks until we complete the skirt. I estimate it will take us 3 classes (2 hours each) to complete it, but it will depend on our pace.
Together we will cut and make this beautiful skirt. Are you in? I can’t wait!
How it’ll work
Class will be live (on streaming). We will use a virtual room over Zoom: we will all enter it, I will see you and you will see me. This way, you’ll be able to ask me your questions and show me your work if needed.
You will need:
– a computer with internet conection (optic fibre is best), with a webcam
– headphones ad microphone (or you could use your computer’s speakers and microphone instead)
– you could do it over your phone instead, but I prefer you to watch the class on the bigger screen of a computer
After signing up or this class, you will receive an email with the link and password for our Zoom room. I recommend that you try to enter it upon receiving the email (even though class may be days later) because this way, in case it’s the first time you’ll use Zoom, you’ll be able to install it (it’s very quick and easy) and you will have everything ready when the class starts.
I also recommend you to write down the class on your calendar and to set up a reminder so you don’t forget. 🙂
And lastly, don’t forget to prepare all the materials you will need and leave them ready, so you don’t have to run at the last minute (you wouldn’t be the first person in history, but you can save yourself that stress). 😀
Class will be recorded and I will upload it a few days later to Google Classroom, so you can watch it again as many times as you wish.
How to book
1. Book your class by selecting it from the dropdown menu (or by clicking on “Add to you cart”) and going through checkout normally.
2. Pay for your class. You will see the first payment option is “bank trasfer”, please choose this option if your currency is euros. If you have a different currency (or is it’s difficult for you to send a bank trasfer) you can pay with Paypal instead.
Your class will not be reserved until it is paid for and you will have up to three days to do so (or until one hour before the class starts).