DIY Couture - make your own scater skirt
Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Image by Simon Pask taken for Rosie Martin's 'DIY COUTURE' 2012 book (published by Laurence King)
The scater skirt is a circular skirt that hangs in undulating folds. It has a waistband and fastens with a zip either on the back or the side. It can be made short and dashing, knee length in the vein of the fifties or ankle length for a dramatic look. You will learn how to measure and cut the pieces, how to insert a zip, how to attach a neat waistband, and how to use a bias binding to finish a curved edge. You will leave with a good looking skirt, made just the way you want it!
Enjoy using brand new Brother sewing machines which run like a dream!
Instruction sheet and threads will be provided but we didn't want to take away the fun in sourcing your own fabric for your skirt, but we can advise you on quantities if you need us to!
When & Where
Created in 2000 by textile designer maker Barley Massey in a derelict shop, Fabrications shop and studio has grown into a renowned, buzzing hub of creativity located on Broadway Market, East London.
offering stylish handmade goods and gifts either made in house or by other local designers and artists. A haberdashery section with knitting and sewing supplies, books and kits. Fabrications is also an authorised dealer of domestic Brother sewing machines and accessories.
A commissioning service is also available, including Barley's sensitive 'Remember Me' service, which enables you to bring along old garments and textiles holding sentimental value to be transformed into comforting home furnishings and gifts for loved ones.
Wonder through the back of the shop into 'The Imaginerium', a welcoming eco friendly classroom built on the back of the shop where classes in a variety of textile techniques take place facilitated by Barley or one of her team of experienced makers in: Knitting, Crochet, Sewing (hand + machine), Alterations + Repair, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Upcycling, Weaving and more!
'The Imaginerium' and our team of teachers are also available to hire for your special occasion including hen parties, team building, community events, educational programmes....Please get in touch with your ideas and dates!
We spacialise in traditional textile techniques with a modern approach, upcycling, sustainable thinking, co design, making a difference and having fun!