Intro to Dressmaking #3: Lizzie Pleated Skirt

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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 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!

Level: 4

  • 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

Materials required:

Please note that this pattern is only suitable for fabric 140cm and above.

Main fabric

140cm wide fabric
Sizes 8-16: 2m
Sizes 18-20: 3.4m

150cm wide fabric
All sizes: 2m

Lining fabric

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 two weeks 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

Price: £99

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