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Skirt of the Month

Written by Kamuela

Ever Wondered what it would like to have a skirt that fit perfectly?

Come MAKE one and feel the JOY!

We will walk you through all the tricks.

We construct a skirt most months, and we make it LOTS of fun.
A few hours of sewing and camaraderie, and you will have a ONE OF A KIND skirt of your own.  If your don’t finish up in class we had a ‘finish up card’ for $5 that gets you the help and time you need on either Wednesday evening or Friday afternoon.  We want you to love what you make!   Join us and be Sew Happy!


Saturday, March 3,   1:30-4 pm

T- shirt Skirt

class cost $40

T-Shirt skirt – transform those boxy t-shirts into something worth wearing!

We are making something Awesome! We are transforming the boring t-shirt into a fab skirt!

We all have t-shirts in our closet that we NEVER will wear. You know the ones you get for being part of a team or running a race or that shirt that your husband has that you really like but is two sizes wrong for you. Grab that shirt – we are going to make it wearable as a SKIRT. If it has a design you like on it all the better – we can play with it and make it fun.
This is a simple skirt – elastic waist and gored shape, knee length. Perfect for Spring!

Materials you will need: a big shirt – grab two the same/close in color if you have them – cotton blend is what we are looking for, make sure it has some stretch to it. Long sleeve or short does not matter.

Saturday, March 10  10:30 – 1:30

A-line Skirt  (with a zipper!)

class cost $40

This is a great skirt with a nice clean line – wonderful for spring because you can wear tights or no tights and it still looks fabulous.  This skirt begs to be added to.  If you go with a solid color we can play with thread lines to create an interesting texture to this skirt.  Think of it as play skirt where the play starts while you are making it!

materials needed:  1.5 yards of woven fabric (think mid-weights like corduroy and denim and canvas) and a 7″ zipper and thread to match



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  • When you say “woven” fabric, do you mean something heavier than a calico/quilt fabric?
    In my head, all fabric is woven. Where is a good place to buy clothes fabric instead of craft fabric?

    • Hello Christy,
      Thanks for your questions. For this class a mid-to-heavy weight fabric will work best as it will take a little more wear. When I say woven fabric I am saying no knits -stretchy fabric. I am referring to the method in which it was made. As for your big question – where to go to get garment fabric instead of craft fabric. wow.
      I have a few suggestions: A few of the quilt stores in Olympia and Tumwater have fabulous mid-weight cotton, I love Ruby Street Quilts in Tumwater, the folks there are wonderful and walking in there is like walking into a garden of color and print. Canvas works, in down town Olympia, carries wonderful fabrics, some really beautiful mid-weight and even some lovely wool. And Joann’s has started to carry more garment fabric then in years past, but I always suggest folks go in there prepared: have a few hours to spend looking and standing in line, be well rested and coffeed up and with your a pockets full of coupons. If you are traveling outside our fair town, Portland is rich with choices – starting with Fabric Depot and Mill Ends and Seattle has several great garment options as well. You could also go the way I do and shop at the local Thrift shops and yard sales for your fabric. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask away.
      Have a fabulous day.

  • I am planning on taking the May 11 class with my mother. What will we need to bring? I am also a size 26 will I need a special pattern?

  • I just signed up for the a-line class and I’m very excited. Never having taken a class with you you guys before, could you please give me the full rundown of what I need to bring, including equipment, how much fabric, which notions? Thanks a million.

  • Is this the skirt that is being made in March, the description on the calendar is different. I thought this one was made last month. I am interested in taking the class this month, but I want to make sure I have the right materials.

    • Janea,
      You are right – I got carried away with my naming this month (opps 🙂 ) thanks for letting me see how confusing this is. I carried the same skirt over into the first week of March. The photo is of the Feb. skirt. – – I will have a photo of the Fabulous Wonderland skirt up very soon. The Fabulous Wonderland Skirt: Fabulous and flirty this a must for any gal who tends to run a little late and has a bit of Alice in or the Queen of Hearts in her! A tiered skirt with lots of ruffles and fabulous fullness, for which you need will need 3 yards of light weight fabric, a 7′ zipper and thread to match, is
      This class is offered: Tuesday March 13 and Saturday March 24

Daily Rates

Everyone is welcome to play in the creative surf.  We offer a day rate (4 hours) $25 and a Creative Punch Cards that let you be master of your OWN Creative Time. Design Program Punch Cards are $80 for 10 hours of mentored sew time.

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our class times do not always run during studio hours

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