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Sew an African Wax Print A-line Skirt with Adaku Parker of Dovetailed London

Sew an African Wax Print A-line Skirt with Adaku Parker of Dovetailed London

October 4, 2021


October 4, 2021

Part of London Craft Week

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Booking necessary, £75, 8 spaces

Learn to sew an A-line skirt with an elasticated waistband and in-seam pockets with Adaku Parker

During the workshop you will:

- Trace your pattern onto pattern paper;

- Pattern match and cut out fabric;

- Finish raw edges of side seams;

- Attach in-seam pockets;

- Stitch seams; and

- Make waistband, insert elastic and hem.

Provided on the day:

- Multi-size skirt pattern;

- A choice of 2 yards of fabric;

- Tracing paper;

- Tracing tools;

- Elastic, thread, scissors will be provided on the day; and

- Use of a sewing machine.


Adaku Parker is a barrister turned designer. She is the founder of Dovetailed, an African wax print fabric shop. She designs specialist sewing patterns, clothes making and bag making kits for this type of fabric. 'It was love at first stitch' for her and she hopes it will be for you too

African wax print fabric has been described as a dream to sew with.  In this class you will make the Althea skirt.  The Althea skirt is an A-line skirt with an integrated elasticated waistband with pockets (because every skirt needs pockets)! It an easy sew with only two pattern pieces. This makes it perfect for beginners whether you are new to sewing, new to African wax prints or both!  Pattern matching can be tricky when sewing with wax prints, however, the small number of pattern pieces makes pattern matching a breeze. This skirt has no darts or zips. It has gentle gathers at the waistband. The pattern includes lengthening and shortening lines allowing you to adjust the finished hem to the length of your choice.

Finished length 29" (73 cm).


Booking details

Workshops are non-refundable. If you can no longer make it on the day you are welcome to find a replacement to take your space. It may be possible to book you for an alternative date depending on the workshop/ availability. Requests to exchange the date must be made no less than 7 days before the event.

If the event is affected by Coronavirus, cannot run due to Government restrictions or facilitator illness, we will contact you to rebook or a refund.

Monday 4th October, 10am-5pm

Booking necessary, £75, 8 spaces



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