Sewing School - Dressmaking - Make Your Own Skirt Pattern

Product Code: SS-DMS
Availability: 6
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Price: £70.00



If you:

  • find that clothes patterns never quite work for your shape,
  • are interested in upcycling clothes,
  • want to make alternations to existing clothes,
  • or fancy designing your own clothes

then this is the course for you!

WEEK 1 - Create the Sloper

We will use your measurements to create a classic skirt sloper, making it up in muslin - this will not be a wearable garment, but something that will allow us to identify issues with the fit and make corrections.

WEEK 2 - Create the Skirt Pattern

We will use your finished sloper to create an actual, made to measure, skirt pattern based on your own preferences for skirt and waistband style.

WEEK 3 (OPTIONAL) - Making Your Skirt

During week 3 we will start putting the skirt together (you will need approx 2mtrs of fabric).  Depending on the final design of your skirt, your sewing speed and your ability to take on homework between week's 2 and 3, you may not get the skirt finished.  You will have a pattern and full set of instructions to help you finish your skirt, plus we are always available to provide extra support via the telephone or email if you get stuck and you can always opt to book a one to one or join one of our Sewical sessions to finish your skirt.

"The process of creating a sloper teaches you so much about your own shape, the function of  the various parts of the pattern and the impact changes will have - you will never look at a sewing pattern in the same way again, and will never have looked so good in your clothes!"


SUITABLE FOR:  The sewing involved is quite straightforward.  However, if you have never sewn before we recommend getting some practice in before signing up for this course.  Trying to learn about designing patterns and how to use a sewing machine at the same time would be a stretch for all but the most confident individuals and we want you to be relaxed and have fun!

SKILLS COVERED:  Drawing patterns from scratch, making alterations to skirt pattern pieces, basic dressmaking skills.

WHERE: Courses are held in Duckington, just outside of Witney.  There is on-site parking and no stairs to navigate.

WHEN: Available dates are shown above - If you can't make it to the dates shown, why not consider signing up for a one to one or many course - click here to find out more.


Payment is required at the point of booking your place on one of our workshops or sewing courses.

In you need to cancel up to 3 weeks before the start of the class, we will offer you the choice of transferring to another date, or a refund minus a £15 cancellation fee (if we manage to sell the place this reduces to £5).

If you need to cancel within 3 weeks of the start date, we are sorry but we cannot offer you a refund or transfer.  With less than 3 week's notice it is difficult for us to fill places and it isn't fair on other people who would have liked a place, had they had more notice. We can put you on a reserve list for a future date, and if we still have spaces 3 weeks before the start of a course, we will slot you in at no additional cost.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us - email call 01993 700411, or pop along to one of our pop-up shops (click here for details) to meet us in person and find out more!


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