Skirt pattern: design and construction

with Anna Cocciadiferro
Cocciacostumier Evening Dresses

Cocciacostumier Evening Dresses

Over the course of three days, you will adapt patterns and learn tailoring skills to create your own unique pattern and custom made skirt.

Using the correct block pattern for your size, you will learn how to modify a skirt block using a variety of pattern cutting techniques, following pre-existing designs or your own design.

If you would rather work from your own ideas, please send these to Anna one month in advance of the course.

We will spend the first day adapting patterns and cutting the toile.

On the second day we will sew and fit the toile and cut the fabric and lining.

The third day will be spent sewing up the skirt, learning how to insert invisible zips, lining and options of hemming with bias, bagging out or blind hemming.

Ideal materials would be wool, crepe or suiting, but if you are unsure, please do send a sample to check suitability. You will complete the course with the confidence to adapt a skirt block to your own designs, with a bespoke pattern and skirt.

This is an intensive workshop although those with minimal sewing skills are welcome.

In order to complete this in three days, we will work in the studio from 10-6pm.