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Pleat-front Shorts                   

This cute, fitted shorts style with front box-pleats and a side-seam zip works beautifully with all of the pretty tops in your wardrobe. Made in a medium-weight cotton woven print or plain fabric, it's smarter than a jeans-style short but not too posh for everyday. Make yours in a medium weight cotton for the summer and wear over tights or leggings on cooler days.

This workshop is ideal for those who have been sewing for a while, are confident in using a sewing machine and who have already made a couple of beginners+ clothing projects.

You will learn how to prepare your fabric, pin and cut out the shorts using an exclusive FASHIONSKOOL paper pattern provided in your chosen size. You'll be shown how to finish seams neatly, make box pleats, insert a zip, make waist facings, use interfacing and turn hems beautifully. You will pick up lots of great sewing tips whilst joining the pieces together using a sewing machine and finishing seams neatly with the opportunity of learning to use an over-locker.

Please choose from the following sizes and state your requirement when booking so that a pattern can be prepared for you:


Size by age:  10-11,  12-13  and 14-15.

Fabric requirements / zip length information given on booking.

Equipment, interfacing, threads and light refreshments are all provided. Feel free to bring your own sewing machine (please ensure it's in good working order and you are able to thread it yourself). Please bring a packed lunch and your slippers.

Level: Intermediate. Recommended for 11+ (sch yrs 7+)

Date: Wednesday 31st July, 2019

Time: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm  

Cost: £34 (+ BYO fabric)

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