Sew the Ultimate Pencil Skirt- Ideal Workshop for confident beginners!



Friday, June 19th, 6pm – 8pm Saturday, June 20th, 10 am – 3pm Learn to Sew a high-waisted pencil skirt with a kick pleat at the back using the Sew Over It Ultimate Pencil Skirt Pattern. Over a glass of wine on Friday night, you will be introduced to this vintage inspired skirt patternt by Sew Over It. It’s the perfect project if you’ve just started sewing but want to learn more dressmaking skills like inserting a zipper and sewing a kick pleat. Ideally, you have sewn a basic skirt or perhaps some PJ’s. After measuring and cutting our Friday night, sewing will commence on Saturday morning. Sushi lunch is provided along with expert guidance from our head honcho Annie! If you haven’t sewn a fitted skirt before, this pattern is a great way to start.  You will learn the basics of fitting, cutting, interfacing, overlocking, pressing and sewing techniques. The pattern is provided and is available in sizes 8-20. (If you fall outside this size range, please advise before the class so the pattern can be altered accordingly) Due to limited spaces, all sewing class bookings are final and cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. Bookings are strictly NONtransferable to other class dates. Please check the dates before making your class bookings as there can be no exceptions.

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Skill level required

Ideally, you have completed Learn to Sew – Your own clothes course of having a similar ability. You’ve sewn something like a pair of PJ’s or simple skirt before.

What you will learn.

  • Fitting and grading pattern to fit
  • Flat pattern adjustments
  • Interfacing application
  • Pressing techniques
  • Overlocking seams
  • Zipper insertions
  • Understitching
  • Waist facings
  • Darts
  • Hemming

What to bring.

  • Fabric and notions for your garments (a full list will be provided upon booking)


  • Sew Over It Ultimate Skirt Pattern (Valued at $30)
  • Sewing machines and basic supplies
  • A glass of wine on Friday night and a Sushi Lunch on Saturday
  • Lessons are run in my cool little studio in Elsternwick, right near the train station.

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.

*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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