DATE, TIME AND LOCATION
Saturday 9th March, 11am - 5.30pm
Arch 359 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN
The workshop will take place in our shop in between Broadway Market and Mare Street. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations.
In this one day workshop you'll learn how to make a wrap around circle skirt with a gathered flouncy hem. Not only will this skirt - and simple variations based on this same principal - be the only thing you'll want to wear season in season out, but it will familiarise you with some fundamental techniques that will elevate your sewing skills ready to tackle more advanced sewing projects. Core intermediate skills like gathering, working with drapey fabrics, freehand pattern cutting, curve hemming and hand stitching will all be covered in one digestible project that is fun to sew and even funner to wear!
STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
+ How to draft a circle skirt based on their measurements
+ The importance of stay-stitching
+ Tips and tricks for cutting and sewing drapey fabrics
+ How to gather fabric like a pro
+ How to hem a curve
+ How to attach a waistband
+ How to finish the inside of a waistband by hand with a blind slip stitch
+ How to dream up further variation possibilities based on this idea
+ Sewing machine and the usual dressmaking tools such as tape measures, fabric scissors, thread, pins etc
+ Drinks and snacks throughout the day
STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:
+ Fabric - 4-5m of a wide width (60" ideally) drapey woven fabric like viscose, silk, lightweight wool, chambray etc. Less drapey fabrics like quilting cotton will also work if you'd rather steer clear of drapier fabrics!
+ Matching thread
+ A notebook and pen
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is for confident beginners who are comfortable on a sewing machine and have successfully made basic garments already.
Elisalex is half of the team behind independent sewing pattern house By Hand London. Passionate about empowering women with the tools and skills to make great clothes that fit and flatter, she has been teaching students to sew and adjust their patterns for five years, both in person and through their extensive online sewalongs.