Make a Skirt in a Day



Day course

Jenny Harrison

31 October 2020


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Do you want to make a skirt in just one day? Look no further that is exactly what we are offering here!

By the end of the day you will have created your own skirt design and be able to take a skirt home to impress your family and friends.
This is a practical training day where students will learn how to make a simple skirt.

This day course will enable beginners and intermediate learners to make a skirt. Bring along a pattern of your choice, fabric and related haberdashery and your sewing machine. An A line or pencil skirt is good for beginners, or a gored or bias cut for the more confident.

You can choose to make a skirt of any design – long or short – and the aim is to leave the class with a skirt ready to wear that evening. The course assumes a working knowledge of sewing machines.

The day will begin by taking body measurement then choosing the correct size of pattern to cut out. Using you chosen skirt pattern you will learn how to lay the pattern on the fabric before cutting. You will then tack the skirt together, try on and fit, adjust where necessary. Finally level the hem and finish your skirt.

Bring along a pattern of your choice, fabric and related haberdashery and your sewing machine

Tutor information

Jenny Harrison has been a tutor of Soft Furnishings for more than 15 years, she has a Certificate in Education and has taught to Level 3 City and Guilds at local colleges. In the past she has written articles for Sewing World Magazine. Currently she runs her own classes privately for dressmaking and also offers a bespoke soft furnishing design service to private clients.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.