Sewing School

Elsternwick Melbourne

Learn to Sew – The Annie A-line Skirt.

In a one day intensive workshop you will learn how to make your very own Annie A-line skirt with an invisible zipper.  You will learn how to take your measurements and alter your pattern to fit your body shape. You will also learn how to sew an invisible zipper, seam finishes and pressing techniques for a professional finish.  Finish the day with a quick photo shoot for you to share and show off with your friends! Hashtag #amazing!

What you will learn.

  •  How to take your measurements and adjust pattern to fit your body shape.
  •  Insert an invisible zipper
  • Seam finishes
  • Understitch technique
  • Hemming and Pressing techniques

What to bring

  • Bring along your sewing machine if you prefer to use your own.

  •  1.3cm of a medium-weight, woven fabric for your skirt. Cotton, Cotton blends, light weight wool and denim work well. Please contact me for further information if required. 

  •  18cm invisible zipper

  • Thread to match

  • Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. Please BYO lunch or you can pop out to one of the cool cafes in Elsternwick for a quick lunch.


Skill level required

This course is designed for sewers who have had some basic sewing skills. You have basic sewing skills and have made something like a cushion or a bag but you don’t have the confidence to tackle a pattern and are not sure of the sewing terminology. Perhaps you learnt at school but haven’t sewn in years or you may have a little sewing experience but want to learn some fit and finishing skills.

*Don’t finish? Don’t Stress! All participants can come to a free Sew Club within one month of class to finish, if needed.

*Annie has her Fashion Design and Production Certificate and over 30 years of sewing experience and was recently awarded the Simplicity Dressmaker of the Year Award.


If you have any questions, please contact us.