Learn how to sew a Dirndl Skirt.

I’ve added a new course to my Sewing School  It’s a full day course from 10am – 5pm on Saturday May the 19th and you will learn how to sew a really cool Dirndl Skirt.

Lessons will be run in my new Sewing 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.

What is a Dirndl skirt you ask? Well…today’s versions of the Dirndl Skirt is a little different to the traditional German dress but generally it’s a full gathered skirt with a tight waistband that sits below the knee. They are very fashionable at the moment and are very simple to sew.

Here are a few dirndl skirts which I love for a bit of inspiration. You can choose so many different types of fabrics to give it your own personal style. Floral, plain, border prints, geometric prints, stripes the list goes on.


                    Dolce & Gabbana

                     Secrets of a Good Girl  

                    Confessions of a Tanorexic

Skill level required

My 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!

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*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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