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Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt

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Join author Deborah Moebes in this sewing adventure as you design and sew an A-line skirt tailored to your shape and style.

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  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Sew your wardrobe's way onto the A-List of fashion in Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt with Deborah Moebes. An accomplished author, Deborah guides you through designing an A-Line skirt tailored to your exact measurements and sewing your garment in a style that equally suits you. You'll gain an understanding of ease, dart design and pocket creation, while learning techniques to create skirt volume and support. You'll also want to take plenty of video notes in this information-rich course as Deborah shows you multiple variations on this classic look.

Don’t walk the line of skirt patterning; create your own by enrolling today in Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt!

What You'll Learn:

* Pattern drafting, including dart design, to perfectly tailor your measurements

* Skirt construction from hems and seams to facing, interfacing, bias tape and invisible zippers

* Taking accurate measurements

* Slash and spread for additional skirt flow

* How to add waist support, pockets and unique embellishments

What You'll Make:

* A custom A-Line skirt with an invisible zipper

* An A-Line skirt pattern that you can use again and again

* Hand-sewn pockets that are lined, unlined, inseam, patch- or muffin-shaped

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Deborah and get prepared to make an a-line skirt!
2. Tools & Materials
3. Taking Accurate Measurements
4. Drafting the Pattern
5. Constructing the Skirt
6. Perfecting the Pattern
7. Adding a Facing
8. Making a Yoke
9. Slashing & Spreading to Add Volume
10. Pockets
11. Bonus: Your Next Skirts

Taught by

Deborah Moebes
Deborah Moebes
Deborah Moebes writes Whipstitch, a blog about modern sewing. After a decade as a schoolteacher and a short career as an archaeologist, Deborah stumbled (kinda backward) into sewing and has never looked back. She's the author of two books, Stitch by Stitch and Stitch Savvy, and owns a modern sewing lounge in Atlanta, Georgia.

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