Intro to Sewing Garments: Drafting and Sewing a Custom Skirt

2013-0126 Cass-39This 8-week beginner class will show you how to use your own measurements to create a perfectly fitting skirt pattern. From this custom pattern students will have the option to sew a pencil, straight or A-line skirt. This is a beginner class. If you have no previous sewing experience however, we strongly recommend you enroll in our super fun Sewing Fundamentals class before you take Intro to Sewing Garments with us.

This class is 8 weeks long and each class is 2hrs.
Course fee is $250 + HST

 

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Class Outline: (8 weeks/2hrs each week)

Class One:

  • Creating a fit sample from your own body
  • Using the T-square
  • Conducting a fitting

Class Two:

  • Averaging your fit sample
  • Transferring to paper
  • Drafting darts
  • Using the French Curve
  • Adding seam allowance
  • Creating notches
  • Adding design details if desired

Class Three:

  • Cutting fabric correctly
  • Sewing darts
  • Proper pressing equipment

IMG_8273Class Four:

  • Using the serger
  • Inserting an invisible zipper

Class Five:

  • Basting side seams
  • Testing the fit of the skirt!
  • Learning to adjust your skirt for the perfect fit
  • Cutting the lining

Class Six:

  • Sewing the skirt and lining
  • Drafting/cutting a waistband or facing
  • Fusing the waistband or facing

Class Seven:

  • Cutting/Sewing the waistband or facing
  • “Sausaging” the waistband and crack stitching
  • or Understitching the facing

Class Eight:

  • Removing basting stitches
  • Hemming the skirt and lining
  • Add a buttonhole, snap closure or hook and eye
  • Wear your new skirt!!

If you are interested in learning to sew garments from an existing pattern, we recommend taking one of our Commercial Patterns classes. Classes in our Commerical Pattern series include Tailored Shirts, Dresses, and Choose Your Own.  

Current and former students are always invited to use our open studio time from 6-9pm on Friday evenings in addition to their regular class time. Open studio time is independent sewing time. Click here to register online.  Space is limited.

***Class registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel you class, you can use your credit towards a different class date or towards materials from our retail space. There is a $35~ fee for classes cancelled or changed with less than 7 days notice from your registered start date.

Upcoming Dates and Online Registration:

Click on your preferred date to register


Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, January 6th 2018 from 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Saturday January 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Regent Park)

This class begins on Thursday, February 8th 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Thursday February 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, March 18th 2018 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Mar 18, 25, Apr 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13. We will be closed for April 1st for the Easter Long Weekend).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Sunday March 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, April 4th 2018 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Apr 4, 11, 18 ,25, May 2, 9, 16, 23).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Wednesday April 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Regent Park)

This class begins on Thursday, May 3rd 2018 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and runs for 8 weeks (May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Thursday May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, May 5th 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and runs for 8 weeks (May 5, 12, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, July 7. We will be closed May 19th for the Victoria Day Long Weekend, and June 30th for Canada Day Long Weekend).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Saturday May 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, May 27th 2018 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for 8 weeks (May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22. We will be closed July 1st for the Canada Day Long Weekend).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Sunday May 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, June 27th 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for 8 weeks (June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Wednesday June 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Regent Park)

This class begins on Thursday, July 12th 2018 from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for 8 weeks (July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 ,16, 23, 30).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Thursday July 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, July 29th 2018 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for 8 weeks (July 29, Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 9, 16, 23, 30. We will be closed August 5th for the Civic Holiday and September 2nd Labour Day Long Weekends).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Sunday July 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Thursday, September 6th 2018 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Thursday September 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Sunday, September 23rd 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Sept 23, 30, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 (closed Oct 7 Thanksgiving)).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Sunday September 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, October 3rd 2018 from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Wednesday October 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Regent Park)

This class begins on Thursday, October 18th 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Thursday October 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Intro to Sewing Garments 1 (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, November 24th 2018 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and runs for 8 weeks (Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, Jan 5, 12, 19. We will be closed December 29th for the Winter Holidays).  Click here to see full class description and more dates.

Price: C$250.00

Date: Saturday November 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 5