Come and sew a classic pleated skirt with us, whilst learning a whole new sewing skill set!
The Lizzie Skirt is the ultimate in versatility. Make her in a light and crisp cotton for those breezy summer days or opt for something with luxurious drape to take her out on the town. With a signature 50’s style, cinched in waist and flattering knee length hem, Lizzie will take you from dawn ’til dusk!
When making up the Lizzie Pleated Skirt, you’ll learn to:
- construct and sew accurate pleats
- add a waistband
- insert a concealed zip in a skirt & waistband
- line a skirt
Although there won’t be time to put add pockets to your first version, you will also get to take home a pocket pattern & tutorial so you can easily do this at home on your next Lizzie Skirt.
Your sewing level
This is a class for an advanced beginner. You will need to have taken the Intro to Dressmaking #2 class beforehand or be at the equivalent level.
Tea and cake are provided to help the sewing process along!
- Have completed Intro to Dressmaking #2 or similar
- Can insert a regular zip and attach a waistband
- Understand notches and grainlines
- Confident in sewing cotton fabrics
Class length: Two 3 hour sessions
Please note that this pattern is only suitable for fabric 140cm and above.
140cm wide fabric
Sizes 8-16: 2m
Sizes 18-20: 3.4m
150cm wide fabric
All sizes: 2m
All sizes: 1.7m
For this class light to medium weight cottons and lighter weight denims work best, you want to focus on the new skills that you’re learning, not handling a fiddly fabric! Once you’ve nailed the construction then you can make Lizzie up at home in a whole range of different fabrics such as suiting and heavy crepes – why not have one for every occasion! For lining we strongly recommend a cotton lawn. You will also need a 9″ concealed zip.
Find some great choices & inspiration for Lizzie in our online shop!
Pattern sizes: 8-20. If you are outside or may be bordering on this range of sizes, please contact us a week before the class as we will need to grade a pattern especially for you. If it is just one size up or down, we will do this free of charge, but if it is more then there may be a small fee.
Max in a class: 8
Teacher: Kate Underwood, Layla Totah
Check back for more dates soon!