Wrap & Sew: The Art of Skirt Tailoring

skirt tailoring


Thw Wrap & Sew:  Art of Skirt Tailoring course provides a practical guide into constructing a fitted skirt with a sewing machine, the most simple garment in fashion. Students will begin with the basics & learn about major styles, materials to measurements. The course will progress & students will practice how to make different darts & finally construct their final skirt using calico fabric.

  • What does the course cover?

    • Skirt prototypes

    • Major styles with skirts
    • Activity: research skirts- download styles
    • Skirt technical drawings
    • Typical materials used for skirt design
    • Standard body measurements
    • Activity: mannequin measurement activity
    • Sewing machine refresher
    • Ease and darts on skirts
    • Dart manipulation
    • Dart activity with card and sewing machine
    • Create a working design visual for a skirt
    • Estimate the cost and time required to make a skirt.
    • Fabric preparation for pattern cutting
    • Calico fabric for sample pieces
    • Develop a statement of intent
    • Produce a range of samples specific to a chosen design
    • Introduction to pattern making: scale size ¼
    • Measurements and pattern cutting
    • creating a pattern block from cardboard 1:1
    • Construct skirt using machine stitching to a selected design
    • Finish & final fitting for skirt
    • Pressing techniques
    • Present the skirt following a design specification
    • Produce a cost sheet
    • Produce production timescales
    • Evaluate completed skirt
  • Dates

    • June 17th  to  July 8th Monday – In Studio 9:00AM to 1:00PM


  • Cost

    • In Studio- 2600 AED


  • Available for online training?


  • Requirements

  • Materials

      1. Paper scissors ( one per student)
      2. Large fabric cutting scissors  (one per student)
      3. Small fabric scissors ( one per student)
      4. Small box with pins
      5. Small box with safety pins
      6. Loop turner
      7. Set of sewing needles
      8. Thimble
      9. Unpicker
      10. Tape measure
      11. Notcher
      12. Tracing wheel
      13. French curve
      14. Square
      15. Chalk / chalk pencil
      16. Pencils
      17. Thread set
      18. Hooks and eyes set

      *Spare equipment is available in class

      **Sewing machines are provided for class however, it is recommended to have a sewing machine at home for practice.

  • Internship & Work

    Internships and the work placement program is only in conjunction with the Diploma. If you would like work placements it is recommended to take the Fashion Design Diploma.