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Garments you can make using this technology:

What makes this skirt so special?

  • First of all, it is a full skirt. Young brides still love wedding dresses with full skirts.
  • This particular skirt can be removed after the ceremony and replaced with a more comfortable silhouette skirt for the rest of the evening.
  • This style is very popular for photo-shoots. Photographers are happy to rent out a skirt like this and its robust inner construction gives you hope that it will serve you for quite a long time.
  • I will give you recommendations with three different functional solutions for sewing this skirt.
  • The entire process, from cutting to decorating, will be described in detail. You will get acquainted with the inner construction of the skirt, learn about the train support, i.e. where and when it should be used, and learn how to transform a complicated construction into one that is rather simple and easy to make.

Skills you gain:

  • How to sew a plain three-hoop petticoat,
  • How to calculate gores for the main skirt construction,
  • How to strengthen the gores,
  • How to assemble the front of the construction,
  • How to create an inner construction for the train,
  • What is a train support,
  • How to give the train the desired shape with the help of the petticoat,
  • How to cut the skirt and what materials to use,
  • What other versions of this skirt you can make,
  • How to sew the face part of the skirt,
  • How to cut and sew the decorative peplum at the top of the skirt,
  • How to decorate the skirt,
  • The course includes a detailed description of the full process of creating a 1:2 mock-up skirt model, from the very first steps to the final touches.


Author: Tatiana Kozorovitsky

Total length: 2h 59m

Tutorial 1. Foreword.

Hello, my dear colleagues!

I am glad to welcome you to this new course dedicated to a skirt which has lately been a trending topic in the online sewing community. Possible sewing techniques were discussed with great passion on the Corset Academy’s online forum, but to no avail. You know, there is no way to check a hypothesis unless you test it in practice.

But it is obviously risky to buy kilometers of fabric, cut it, sew it, and spend a great amount of time and resources on something you are not even sure of.

For this very reason, designers have long been using miniature half-scale dress-forms which are exact copies of a regular dress-form only much smaller.

Such half-scale dress-forms are used by all leading fashion houses, beginner designers, and professional dressmakers who make custom sewing patterns. A half-scale dress-form will pay off very soon considering how much time and fabric it will help you spare.

So I will make a very detailed but half-scale mock-up skirt. It will not only simplify and speed up the sewing process, but also cut down fabric consumption and make my explanations and pictures clearer.

Let us begin. We will start from the petticoat.

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