2018 01 09 02 3ebadc80 d713 0135 e483 063bd7b5133d

Sew an A Line Skirt + Princess Seams Pockets ✄ ✄

Next Available: Sun, 21 Oct 10:00AM
4.0 hours x 2 Weeks
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Over the 8 hours of this workshop, students will make an A-line skirt - now with POCKETS! Our pattern features princess seams, which enables you to feature a fabric in the centre panel if desired and pockets have been added to this design in the side front panels. The skirt is finished with a waistband and closes with an invisible zip, plus one button on the waistband.  You will use the overlockers and a one-step buttonhole foot while making this skirt. 

Our pattern waist measurement covers from a 65cm to 95cm. If you wish to make a skirt outside this range, please email us and we will grade a pattern ready for your workshop.  The skirt photographed above is a wool tartan, great for Winter - but this versatile skirt can be made from almost any woven fabric that has a bit of drape.

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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 made by you!
  • Instructions to make the A Line skirt
  • A copy of the pattern
Parking Info
  • We are located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.  It's a red door on the street between an Afghan restaurant and the N2 Gelato Bar.  If you are putting this into your GPS for directions - make sure that the address is NOT coming up as North Fitzroy. That's a couple of kilometres down the road. Totally not where you need to go.
  • Parking near Thread Den: There is very little free parking. Brunswick Street is all ticketed and restricted to as little as 2hours during some hours of the day.  Surrounding streets can also be difficult.  However, you can park for longer in the paid Coles Car Park.  When you look it up online it is listed as Johnston Street, however access is via Argyle Street.  If you park on level 1 or 2 and spend over $30 at Coles, you can get your parking for up to 4 hours reimbursed in Coles.  
  • Catch the tram. Public Transport is the ideal way to get to Thread Den - jump on the number 11 Tram and get off near the Johnston Street intersection.

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

✄✄ For students confident enough to tackle a few new techniques


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

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.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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21 August 2018 • Sew an A Line Skirt + Princess Seams 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 • Sew an A Line Skirt + Princess Seams 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.


01 September 2016 • Sew an A Line Skirt + Princess Seams Pockets ✄ ✄

The class was really great! Jen was super friendly and helpful, also very patient. Thread den is also a wonderful space to be in

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