2019 05 09 02 665fd7d0 542e 0137 2bb3 063bd7b5133d

A Line Skirt with Pockets ✄✄

Next Available: Thu, 28 Nov 6:00PM
3 Weeks
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In this A Line Skirt Workshop, you will make a gorgeous skirt with POCKETS over 8 hours. 

With six pattern pieces, this is a great choice if you have made a really simple garment like our Simple Shift Dress or PJ pants, or are a keen beginner excited to keep working and learning at the pace of our Sewing Basics Course. 

This skirt features: princess seams, pockets, a waist band, an invisible zip and button/buttonhole on the waistband. While making the skirt you will learn to use overlockers to finish fabric edges and use interfacing to stabilise and strengthen the waistband. You'll use an invisible zip foot and one step buttonhole foot.

Options: If you are a confident experienced sewing enthusiast and want a challenge, you could cut the skirt's centre front panel from a contrasting fabric that is harder to work with, like satin or brocade.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

What to wear it with: Pair this skirt with the 3/4 sleeve top made in the Sewing with Stretchy Knits Course - click to view.

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What you will learn
  • Insert an invisible zip
  • Attach a waistband, one step buttonhole and hemming
  • Fusing interfacing, stitching waist darts and using an overlocker
What you will get
  • An A Line skirt with POCKETS
  • Instructions to make the A Line skirt
  • A copy of the pattern
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • 1 button up to 2.5cm in diameter
  • 18cm+ invisible closed end zip
  • 20cm light to mid weight fusible interfacing
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 2m woven mid-weight fabric if <140cm wide, or 1.5m if >140cm. For a contrast centre .8m of another woven fabric.
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and have made items like our Simple A Line Skirt or PJ Pants


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations or Request for Change:

  1. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  2. Participants cancelling their booking up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee.
  3. Requests to change received less than 7 days before an event will incur a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  4. Requests to cancel received less than 7 days before an event will receive a partial refund – incurring a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  5. Cancellation or requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  6. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Any refunds are made to the original method of payment.

Last updated 22nd May 2019.

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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23 May 2019 • A Line Skirt with Pockets ✄✄

I loved this skirt class. Love the shape of the pattern and love the pockets at the front! Had Jen for the first class and Danielle for the second. Great class for beginners and beyond. Need to at least know the basics (do the basics course first). Good for practicing your insert invisible zips skills :)

Thread Den


Your skirt looked so good! Congratulations on a beautiful looking garment! See you soon.



21 August 2018 • A Line Skirt with Pockets ✄✄

I attended this class and made a beautiful wool blend skirt. I was disappointed that we ran out of time to cover all of the stated learning outcomes - the girls in the class all requested skirt pockets and everyone was working on this, we did end up running out of time to cover hemming and button holes except for a quick 1 min demo. The class overall could have benefitted from a bit more structure. Otherwise it was an enjoyable class and I did end up with a lovely, well fitting skirt.

Thread Den


Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are going to extend this course length from 6 to 7 hours. 

There will be a design tweak with pockets added that fit into the side front panel created by the Princess seam.


21 August 2018 • A Line Skirt with Pockets ✄✄

Okay class - not for a beginner. I would say a semi experienced sewer would enjoy the class and not be overwhelmed. The instructions in the manual aren't great and you end up relying on the teacher a heap for clarification. Ended up with a almost completed skirt and no paper pattern. Not the best Thread Den class I have done. Teacher allowed us to add a pocket to the skirt at my request but I think it just wasn't possible in the time frame.

Thread Den


Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are going to extend this course length and there will be a design tweak with pockets added that fit into the side front panel created by the Princess seam.

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