DIY Vintage: Design and Sew your own 50s-style Skirt! Premium class

Allie Jackson, modern mid-century sewing & style

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10 Videos (1h 9m)
    • Introduction

      0:41
    • Your Project

      0:35
    • Searching for Inspiration

      0:47
    • What You'll Need

      1:52
    • Your Pattern Pieces

      8:17
    • Constructing your Skirt Panels

      17:44
    • Gathering your Skirt

      10:30
    • Attaching your Skirt to your Waistband

      12:24
    • Finishing Touches

      15:15
    • And You're Done!

      1:01

About This Class

Join Allie of allie J. and learn how to design and construct a vintage-style gathered skirt that you can wear anywhere.

In this class, you’ll turn inspiration into reality as you select the style you want to create, then master the skills needed to turn a flat piece of material into a fun vintage-style skirt, including fool-proof gathering, the easiest ever zipper insertion, and creating an invisible hem. We’ll be using a mixture of hand- and machine-sewing for the best possible finish--with the least time investment.

Some sewing experience is required--you’ll need to know how to use a needle and thread, how to operate your machine, and how to sew a straight line.

When you’ve completed the class, you’ll twirl away in your very own custom skirt, ready to go anywhere from brunch to the ballroom.

Allie J. is a (mostly) self-taught sewing enthusiast with a love of 50s and 60s style. She has been sewing for 10 years, and her first project was a green taffeta vintage vogue cocktail dress, but she recommends trying something simpler first, like maybe a gathered skirt. Read more about her sewing projects at allie J. and follow her on instagram @helloalliej.

8 of 9 students recommendSee All

Lovely style skirt! very well explained, absolutly useful!

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Allie Jackson

modern mid-century sewing & style