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SKIRTS: PATTERN DESIGN & TAILORING

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£195.00 £175.00

Dreaming about making the perfect skirt but don’t know where to start? Want the freedom to choose your own skirt design? Welcome to the Arkdefo skirts pattern design & tailoring online course. Our course is user friendly, with easy to follow pre-recorded video lessons. Explore your creative side. Grow your design skills as you learn the building blocks of skirt design. Skirts designed by you and to fit you.

You will also receive a Sewing machine crash course (worth £20) completely for free with this course

COURSE STRUCTURE:

EIGHT MODULES,  HIGH-QUALITY PRE-RECORDED VIDEO TUTORIALS, NO TIME LIMITS

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SKIRT BLOCK


Drafting a skirt pattern block based on your own measurements is the key to a well-fitted skirt

• Learn to take your measurements for a skirt
• Learn to draft a skirt block for your measurements
• Learn the principles of skirt construction
• Learn how to adjust the skirt pattern for a perfect fit

MAKING A MINI SKIRT


A timeless classic – a woollen mini skirt with lining or a modern take with a jersey fabric? You choose!

• Learn how to draft a pattern for a mini skirt
• Learn how to do a ladder stitch
• Learn to make a lining for a skirt
• Learn how to attach a zip
• Learn how to make a skirt with lining
• Learn how to make a skirt with a belt

• Learn how to make a pencil skirt with a slit
• Learn how to make skirts without lining & without belts
• Learn how to make a skirt with an elasticated belt 
• Learn how to calculate fabric stretch factor
• Learn how to design patterns for stretchy fabrics


MOVING DARTS


Moving darts is the most fun part in skirt design. Open up for creativity!

• Learn dart manipulation
• Learn how to make a skirt with a yoke
• Learn how to design a yoke
• Learn how to create any pattern you want from the basic skirt block


SKIRTS WITH PLEATS


Skirts with pleats are always in fashion. Learn to design three different types of pleats.

• Learn to design skirts with inverted pleats
• Learn to design skirts with boxed pleats
• Learn to design skirts with knife pleats
• Learn to add top pockets to a skirt
• Learn to design tweed skirts
• Learn to design skirts with multi-colour pleats
• Learn to design pleated tartan skirts


MAXI PENCIL SKIRT


The pencil skirt is another classic: flattering and effortlessly chic!

• Learn to design a maxi pencil skirt
• Learn to design a skirt with a front slit


WRAP SKIRTS


Wrap skirts create a beautiful visual effect and add more character to a skirt

• Learn to design a pattern for a wrap skirt
• Learn to make a tulip wrap skirt
• Learn to make hip pockets


CIRCULAR SKIRTS


Simple classic reimagined

• Learn to design a pattern for full-, half- or double-sun skirts
• Learn to design a low-high hem circular skirt

Shipping fees don't apply to online products and won't be added to your order. Once purchased, you will receive an individual voucher code to get access on our course platform. If you have any questions, please drop us a message!

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Please add the course to the basket and proceed with the purchase. Once the payment is received, you will see a personalised link that will take you to the course page. You will receive the same link to your e-mail address as well. On the course page please click "Buy for free" button and create an account. The course will be available to you right away. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop us a message!

I don't know how to use a sewing machine.

All sewing machines are different but the standard functions remain the same. We have included our Sewing machine crash course completely for free with every course.
We would suggest you read the instruction manual for your own machine, possibly also watching specific online tutorials to assist with your particular brand. 

How long is the access to the courses? Do they expire?

No! Our courses once purchased are your for life. We understand that everyone has a different way and speed of learning and we don't want to put a time limit pressure on you.

How many times can I watch the videos?

As many as you wish! No limits on our sewing classes! Our goal is to teach you dressmaking free of stress.

Do I need to buy patterns too?

No ready made patterns required! This is a fashion design course which breaks the mystique that you require overly complicated patterns – you don’t! Instead we will teach you how to draft your own patterns from scratch: for your measurements!

What if we get stuck? Is there any help we can get?

We have taken every effort to deliver information clearly and we do recommend that you take the course step by step to build this design thinking. If you still have questions left after watching all the video lessons on a specific garment or technique, please send us a message via the platform and we'll try to help you out! 

Patterns seem complicated. What if I don't know anything about them?

Patterns don’t have to be complicated and they are not! Our courses are easy to follow and we break it down to show how simple it really is.

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