Learn to Sew a Gathered Skirt. Sat Aug 18



Sat 18th August 10am – 5pm

Learn to Sew –  A Gathered Skirt (Dirndl Skirt)

What is a Dirndl skirt? A dirndl skirt generally describes a full gathered skirt with a tight waistband which falls below the knee. 

Today’s fashion is a variation on the taditional dress worn in Germany – especially Bavaria – Liechtenstein, Austria, and South Tyrol, and based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants.

In this one day course you will learn how to draft and sew your very own Dirndl skirt.

*Don’t finish? Don’t Stress! You can pop into the studio to finish your project during a social class or drop in when the studio is free.

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Skill level required

This course is designed for sewers who have had some basic sewing skills. Ideally you have basic sewing skills and have made something like a cushion or a bag .

What you will learn.

  • Calculating measurments and transferring to a pattern
  • Draft a basic skirt with waistband pattern
  • Finishing seams and using an overlocker
  • Gathering techniques
  • Adding a waistband 
  • Inserting a lapped zipper and hook and eye

What to bring.

  • Enough fabric for your skirt. Twice the desired length of your skirt. Please contact me for more advice.
  • An 18cm zipper matching your fabric
  • Thread to match

What you get

  •  Coffee, Tea and light lunch. Please advise of any special dietry requirments.
  • A small intimate group of 4 sewers 
  • A fabulous skirt made by you and a champagne to celebrate!

Lessons are run in my new studio in Elsternwick, Melbourne. The maximum number of students is four so each student will get personalised instructions and plenty of time to practise on the sewing machines supplied. If you have your own machine, you are welcome to bring it along.

*Annie has her Fashion Design and Production Certificate and over 30 years of sewing experience. 

*Annie has also been recently awarded a Dressmaker of the Year Award, 2018 from Simplicity patterns.


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