Make a Simple Skirt

    Join this class to learn all the techniques required to make a beautiful and simple skirt in London!

    Sewing class

    5.5 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    Fashion Antidote, E1

    What you'll learn

    Join this class to learn all the techniques required to make a beautiful and simple skirt!

    In this class

    Previous sewing experience is advised for this course, although students need not have vast experience.

    Students will learn to make an A line or a Pencil Skirt with 3 different length options in any fabric of your choice, using a home dressmaking pattern.

    The class will include:

    • How to use a commercial pattern, how to lay, mark and pin the pattern to fabric and cut out
    • Sewing seams
    • Making darts
    • Inserting a concealed zip
    • Attaching a waist facing.
    • If you're making a pencil skirt you will also make a back vent.
    • You will them hem, press and finish your skirt ready to wear.

    Now you can

    • Make your own skirts at home
    • Build upon the skills you have learnt during the class and try making other items
    • Pass on your recently acquired knowledge and skills to friends and family

    Keep / Eat

    Students will need to bring the following fabric:

    • Above knee length- 115cm wide fabric- 1m of fabric. 150cm wide fabric- 80cm of fabric.
    • Calf length- 115cm wide fabric- 1m 30cm of fabric. 150cm wide fabric- 1m 20cm of fabric.
    • Ankle length- 115cm wide fabric- 2m 40cm of fabric. 150cm wide fabric- 2m 30cm of fabric.

    You will also need a 20 cm concealed zip otherwise known as an invisible zip. We will send you more fabric details and a list of suppliers when you book.

    Did you know?

    Cotton is the most used fabric by designers, having been around since 3000BC

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    Class location

    Fashion Antidote, Brick Lane

    Unit F, 23 Heneage Street

    E1 5LJ


    About your host, Fashion Antidote

    Fashion Antidote is a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

    Fashion Antidote brings a fresh alternative to Fashion education. Its emphasis is on teaching top fashion and fashion related subjects, specialising in technical and creative skills as well courses and workshops on fashion business and how to set up your own company. Unlike many other schools, its classes are small and informal and offer lots of 1-to-1 support to help build up your confidence. All levels are catered for whether you are an absolute beginner or a fashion professional - they have courses for you.

    Running on week days, evenings and weekends, courses are both affordable and flexible. Quality tuition comes from highly experienced tutors from academic or fashion industry backgrounds who work with leading fashion names, have their own labels and teach at much bigger well known colleges and universities in and around London.

    Find us

    Just off Brick Lane with its vibrant mix of restaurants, galleries, vintage stores, fabric shops and minutes away from Spitalfield’s market.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.