Over 5 hours these gorgeous students made their own A Line skirts. The skirt waist is finished with a facing, they learnt to insert a lapped zip, use the overlockers, sew back waist darts and hem. This is the workshop that they did – The Simple A Line Skirt.
This photo demonstrates two things: 1) Always press your projects. The skirt on the left hasn’t had a final press and looks terrible. 2) Don’t ask a cheeky ten year old boy to take a photo of your matching A Line skirts!
The Dress with POCKETS! These lovely Sigma dresses were made in our May 18 workshop with Jenni. A beautiful floral theme was in play.
Nice work ladies.
- Card – popular for the durability of the pattern pieces you can draft and the ease of tracing around. If you have a favourite paper pattern that you use a lot, trace it onto pattern card and it will last you much longer.
- Dash cross guided paper – has a gloss finish to allow magic tape to come off without tearing, dash cross markings make grading and general drafting a dream, light enough to see commercial patterns placed underneath.
If you have completed the Sewing Basics Course – congratulations! Well done on jumping in and getting to know the machines and the basics of sewing.
Don’t let everything you’ve learnt go to the dark recesses of your mind. If you don’t keep using your new skills they’ll wind up back there with the knowledge of how long to boil an egg with soft, medium or hard yolk (every time I have to look it up… EVERY time).
So let’s look at projects, resources and information to keep you going!
The best thing about learning to make your own clothes – is putting pockets in everything you make!