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COOLAMON - A Special Deal for this Fashion Design Intensive28-Sep-2021

Four Fabulous Days in the Autumn School Holidays Starting on Tuesday, 28th September, I'll be ru..

Trouser Pattern Intensive - 3 Days in COOLAMON24-Sep-2021

Book all three days and get an automatic 15% discount! A Fabulous 3 Days of Creative Patt..

Dress Pattern Intensive - 3 Days in COOLAMON.27-Aug-2021

Book all three days and get an automatic 10% discount! A Fabulous 3 Days of Creative Pat..

COOLAMON, CWA Rooms - Sewing Classes08-Aug-2021

Sewing techniques, pattern fittings and great company! This class is suitable for absolute begin..

WAGGA WAGGA, Simply Stitches - Dressmaking Class24-Jul-2021

Dressmaking Techniques and Pattern Fittings for your Sewing Projects On Saturday morning, 24th J..

If you can't get to class...15-Jul-2021

Something for Everyone. I've spent the past few weeks trying in improving my sewing pattern..

Sewing Class Dates in the Riverina - 202115-Jul-2021

All Sewing Classes are Listed for Wagga & Coolamon I have listed all my sewing classes ..

Sewing Classes with COVID Restrictions01-Jul-2021

July 2021 Classes Still Running Just a quick news item to let you know that with the current COV..

Where to Start for Sewing Classes01-Jul-2021

Preparation for Sewing... If you have a quick look at the website, you'll see that I have sc..


Japan Skirt - Sewing Instructions

Saturday, April 24, 2021

The Japan Skirt has it's origin in Japanese folk costume.  It's based on a simple rectangle of fabric, wrapped around the waist.  In this case I've finessed the fit on the waist by including a dart shape in the zip/drape seam.  Even with the dart you'll find the waist of the skirt is positioned more in the low waist area, and is not a tight fit.  If you would like to create a closer fit on the waist you'll find all the details at the end of this post. Keep Reading...

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