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Lady Skater workshop 12 November 2017

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Lady Skater workshop 12 November 2017


Lady Skater Workshop - limited to ten spaces

12 Nov 11:00-4:00

Pattern description:

This funky yet functional knit dress has a fitted bodice, scooped banded neckline, a curved flared knee-length skirt, and options for trimmed cap sleeves, or banded ¾ length sleeves or long sleeves. It's designed to flatter the figure with a waistline that hits at the natural waist and a skirt that gently skims over the lower waist and hips. In plainer fabrics the skater dress lends itself to a casual wardrobe staple that's cute with sneakers, or snag yourself a fancy fabric for a knock-out evening dress.  Click here for more information about the Lady Skater.

Workshop details:

This workshop will guide you through the process of making a Lady Skater dress fit to your individual body type.  It will cover basics such as: 

  • measuring and identifying body types 
  • common fit adjustments 
  • fabric choices 
  • sewing knits with regular machines and overlockers  

After covering the background, we’re ready to get sewing! We will construct an initial bodice, identify fit adjustments and learn how to translate them to the paper pattern.  Armed with that knowledge, the remainder of the workshop will be dedicated to sewing a Lady Skater perfect for you.

Included in cost of workshop:

  • Approximately 1.5m plain cotton / lycra jersey and coordinating thread (value £20)
  • Lady Skater A0 print copy (no cutting and taping!) and crib notes
  • 15% discount on other fabrics in the shop
  • Lunch 
  • Tea, coffee, and snacks


Suitable for enthusiastic beginners.  I recommend wearing a vest or tight t-shirt layer for fitting purposes.  You’ll need to bring your own machine (although I do have a limited number of machines you can borrow).

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