The Dillington House Sewing Bee – Make a Skirt in Two Days


Two Day Course

Jenny Harrison

6 March 2021 to 7 March 2021


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A series of sewing courses, each one building your skills and confidence.

A Skirt in Two Days.

This two-day course is aimed at students who would like to learn more about making their own skirt patterns, creating their own design to suit their figure. Body measurements will be taken to enable you to make a paper pattern, techniques of changing dart positions, incorporating seam lines, gathers, pleats and flared skirts will be covered. Fitting and alterations needed to adjust the pattern will also be covered.

Students who have covered the previous courses where a block was drafted to fit themselves, can bring their own block. New students may use a standard size block copied from the tutor.

You will need to bring your sewing machine to the course.

Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability.


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.