We are extremely fortunate to have Rae Hoekstra teaching a skirt making class at Pink Castle Fabrics on Thursday evening the 12th of September. Rae is a blogger and pattern designer at Made By Rae (made-by-rae.com), a popular spot for DIY and sewing tutorials. She also designs for Cloud 9 fabrics, is a Sew Mama Sew Board member, and co-hosts SEMI Crafty meetups once a month at Pink Castle Fabrics.
She will be teaching us to make this super cute Made to Measure Skirt:
|In Tsuru with contrast band||In Oliver + S without contrast band.|
Don't you love how versatile this pattern is? How it is sweet in the floral pattern and so funky in that amazing 1000 Cranes fabric. Gorgeous and organic, 1000 Cranes from Rashida Coleman-Hale's line Tsuru for Cloud9 is now back in stock at Pink Castle Fabrics.
This fun and flirty gathered skirt has a sophisticated flat-fronted waistband, with an elastic casing in the back for ease of fit. Also, no zippers to fight with! It has pockets, and who doesn't love/need pockets? If there is time, Rae will also teach us how to add the contrast band, a skill that will surely lend itself to many future dressmaking projects.
In the class you will be making a pattern using your own measurements on Pellon 830 pattern tracing material a pattern that is not only just your size but yours to keep, so that you may make many adorable skirts on your own afterwards.
Once you are registered, you will need to bring your sewing machine, 1 inch elastic, and 2-2.5 yards of light to medium weight fabric (some types of light weight fabrics we carry are voile and oxford; quilting cotton is a medium weight fabric), and coordinating thread to the class. If you want a contrast band, 1/2-1 yard of fabric will do. The elastic and tracing material will be available for purchase at the store. There are more details on the classes page, just click on the book now button below!