Sew an A Line Skirt with Princess Seams & Invisible Zip ✄ ✄

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
  • 110cm wide fabric = 2.5m OR 145cm+ wide fabric = 1.8m medium weight dress fabric.

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

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

Sew an A Line Skirt with Princess Seams & Invisible Zip ✄ ✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 6 hours in duration.
  • Scheduled next on Wednesdays 31st May and 7th June from 6-9pm
  • Previously titled "Module 4".

What You Will Learn

  • Measurements, pattern ease, reading a pattern envelope, choosing the right size, pattern markings, placement, transferring markings
  • Sewing an invisible zip, checking your fit, attaching a waistband, using the one step buttonhole and hemming
  • Fusing interfacing, stitching waist darts, princess seams and finishing side seams

What You Get

  • A figure flattering A Line skirt that hangs from your waist with princess seams and optional faux pocket plackets
  • Instructions to make the A Line skirt
  • A copy of the pattern


Pattern Design: An A-line skirt is a skirt that is fitted at the waist and top of the hips and widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. The longer the hem line, the more the A will collapse, creating drape. Our pattern features Princess seams, allowing you to insert a centre feature panel if desired and there are also feature faux pocket plackets. This pattern does not include a lining, take this into consideration when choosing your fabrics and avoid scratchy/itchy material. The skirt is finished with a waistband and closes with an invisible zip, plus one button on the waistband.  Our pattern waist measurement covers from a 65cm to 105cm. If you wish to make a skirt outside this range, please email us and we will grade a pattern ready for your workshop.

For a less challenging A Line Skirt, you may be interested in our Mid Length Skirt.

Photographed Sample: Our skirt is made from a black acetate fabric with a feature panel.  The feature panel is a woven with black flect over print.  These are lighter weight fabrics that have a beautiful drape.  While we have "fluffed" out the skirt to accentuate the shape, the lighter weight fabrics collapse on the A frame shape.

Notes on supplies: Ensure you select a closed end invisible zip (not the very similar light weight open ended zip). This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. For directional prints, large prints and fabrics with nap you should purchase extra fabric. Please click here to read about the right interfacing to choose. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.

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

Aug 2016

A great class- learned a lot and the instructor was great- very supportive. Would highly recommend it.

The session was great but most of the class needed a longer one in order to finish their garments.