Monday, 27 February 2012

50s style skirt workshop with "Make me a dress"

Sunday 19th February was Millie Moon's first workshop with local Dress designer of 'Make me a dress' Alexandra King. This dress by Alexandra is an example of her beautiful work in one of the fabulous fabrics by Martha Negley, that we stock at Millie Moon.

50's style skirts was the make of the day. 

After deliberating with the fabric choices, all the ladies finally chose fabulous Michael Miller prints. Alexandra set about the demonstration and made it all look so simple.
Alexandra at the machine
Adding the contrasting bias binding

Then it was the turn of the ladies to have a go. Using 2 metres of 44" fabric and no pattern, the ladies cut out their skirt and quickly began sewing.  They all actually found out it was as simple as Alexandra had made it. The no pattern skirt had pockets, bias binding and a zip. So many skills learnt and applied in such a short space of time.
Emma and Amanda concentrate on the binding  
    Pleating the waistband

The 3 hours flew by and there were 4 beautiful 50's style skirts perfect for dancing the night away!

putting in the zip    
  Lucy in her cherry print skirt

Alexandra has put the DIY Tutorial for the skirt making workshop onto her blog for you all to have a go

More workshops with Alexandra "makemeadress' coming soon to  Millie Moon

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