Sew a Simple A Line Skirt with a Lapped Zip ✄

What to Bring

  • 18cm regular dress zip
  • 20cm fusible interfacing
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 2m of non-stretch fabric If you have a directional print or nap to your fabric you should buy more.

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄ Students who have completed Sewing Basics Weeks 1-3 or know how to thread and use a sewing machine

Sew a Simple A Line Skirt with a Lapped Zip ✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Five hours in total
  • Scheduled next on Tuesdays 1st & 8th August from 6-8:30pm

What You Will Learn

  • Measurements, pattern markings, placement, transferring markings
  • Fusing interfacing, stitching waist darts and finishing seams
  • Sewing a lapped regular dress zip, what is a facing and hemming

What You Get

  • A copy of the pattern
  • A super wearable skirt that sits on your waist
  • Instructions to make the skirt


Pattern Design: Only four pattern pieces! 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. Our pattern features back waist darts, a side regular dress zip inserted in a laped style and the waist is finished with a facing. If you like a close fitted skirt, this is the sturdy zip for you!  Our pattern waist measurement covers from a 68cm to 103cm. 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 more challenging A Line Skirt, you might like the A Line Skirt with Princess Seams for Intermediates.

Photographed Sample: Made in a denim, that fabric's structure accentuates the shape of this skirt.  

Styling Ideas & Notes On Supplies: This skirt will work in a huge variety of fabrics. Through fabric choice you can make it for warmer or cooler months.  Light to medium weight fabrics will have more drape and not be as structured as the denim sample. This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. This pattern does not include a lining, take this into consideration when choosing your fabrics and avoid scratchy/itchy material. For directional prints, large prints and fabrics with nap you should purchase extra fabric.  For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage. Cick here to read information about choosing interfacing.

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