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Make a Skirt – intro to dressmaking


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Always wanted to make your own clothes but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop is for you – in this popular workshop Michelle will have you stitching in no time and in just one day you will design and make your own skirt.  Not only will you be going home with your own handmade skirt but you will be leaving with bucket loads of ideas and enthusiasm to make lots more at home

Workshop Location:  An Teach Ban, Roscommon

Workshop Dates:  Saturday 1st September 11am-4pm €95

More dates to come.  If you prefer to work one on one I also offer private workshops.  Contact me for further details.


Always wanted to make your own clothes but didn’t  know where to start?

If so, this workshop is for you.

I will get you dressmaking in no time.

What will I learn at Make a Skirt Workshop ?

You will learn how to take correct measurements

You will learn how to design your own skirt pattern

You will learn how to sew seams

You will learn how to follow a pattern

You will learn how to  insert a zip

You will lots of tips and tricks on dressmaking

What do I need to bring? 

Please bring your own sewing machine (I have some available to use if you do not have one), 2 metres of fabric for your skirt.  Nothing too heavy or too flimsy.  You will also need matching thread and spare bobbins for your sewing machine.  

Apart from that nothing else is required other than bucket loads of enthusiasm :O)

What will I take home?

You will take a completed skirt (if time runs away with us, as it sometimes does, you will have all the instruction you need to finish it at home) and lots of tips and tricks and buckets of ideas to for sewing your own clothes.

Workshops at Michelle’s charming country cottage have often been described as “an idyllic retreat” and compared to “a day at the spa”. They are a delightful way to spend a few hours in a truly inspirational setting in rural Ireland. You will receive a warm welcome on arrival and expert tuition but at the same time actively encouraged to explore your own creativity. It’s hard not to feel creative in Michelle’s cottage where you are surrounded by her upcycled pieces of furniture and shelves filled with all sorts of sewing notions, spools of thread and crafty bits and pieces. Not only that but Michelle’s enthusiasm for all things crafty is highly infectious!

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One to one workshops are also available.  These are priced at €30 p/hr.  Contact Michelle to book a private workshop here.


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Saturday 3rd September 11am-4pm, tbc