Ready to make your own clothes? Dive in with our Summertime Skirt workshop! In this workshop, we’ll be learning the basics of garment construction while we create our own custom skirts.
You pick the length and the fullness of the skirt, along with the fabric to make a garment that truly fits your style and needs. I made my own version of this skirt to test out the idea, and I absolutely love it! (As you can see in the photo!) I chose a mid-weight floral print linen in all of my favorite colors so that it would be wash-and-wear, and drafted it with just enough fullness to make the skirt feel twirly and girly. I wanted it to be modern and fresh, but long enough to ride my bike to the Art Haus each day comfortably.
Who should take this workshop?
I think this is a great workshop for those with basic sewing machine skills (meaning you can run seams on a machine with confidence) who are ready to take their sewing skills to the next level. We’ll be putting in a zipper, hand turning a hem, adding interfacing to a waistband, and a variety of other techniques that you’ll use again and again as you learn to create more clothes.
How does the workshop work?
I’ll be demonstrating the construction of the skirt step by step while you follow along to create your own. We’re keeping the class size small so that each person will get the personal attention they need the entire time. You’ll purchase your own materials so that you can choose exactly what your skirt is made of, rather than having it assigned. That way, it can match your personal style and the rest of your wardrobe!
Materials (chosen and purchased by you!)
About 2 yards of woven fashion fabric
1/2 yard of fusible interfacing
Spool of matching thread
Matching zipper (non invisible)
That’s it! Once you register for the class via Eventbrite, I will send out a detailed message with suggestions and tips for choosing the perfect fabric for your skirt. You’ll want to bring your own sewing machine so you can practice these techniques with the tools you’ll have at home, but if you don’t have a machine, you can reserve one of ours. The first three guests to register and to let us know they’d like to reserve a machine will have use of the machines in class.
How can I register for the workshop?
Click on this link to register by June 26th. Once you have completed registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to detailed materials notes.
Let us know if you have any questions, and I hope I’ll see you in the workshop on 6/25!