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Sew A Prairie Skirt

  • Have Company 136 South Division Avenue Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00pm


The Prairie Skirt is inspired by the geometric stained glass windows found in the Prairie style houses common to the Midwest, like the Meyer May house in Grand Rapids (only a short walk from Have Company). The skirt’s simple silhouette is accented by big patchwork pockets that echo these colorful windows.

For those looking to make the leap into garment sewing, a simple elastic waist skirt is the perfect first project and a great introduction to garment sewing for quilters. The patchwork pockets allow for a bit of fun and experimentation as well as functionality, using fabric scraps or re-purposed clothing.

Please bring the following supplies:
+ Your sewing machine
+ Scissors, pins, seam ripper, and other sewing tools

+ Fabric scraps, old clothes, or other fabric- to use or share- for the pockets.
+ Fabric for your skirt. Medium weight woven fabrics like linen, twill, and denim are perfect.
   3/4 yard of fabric for a knee length skirt
   1 yard of fabric for a calf length skirt
   1 ¼ yard for a maxi skirt
   (based on a 5’5” height. Taller folks may want to add a few inches.)
   Important note: Your fabric width (usually 44”, 54” or 60”) must be at least 4” wider than your hip measurement.    If it is not, you can purchase double the amount of fabric listed OR use a contrasting fabric to make up the difference.

Earlier Event: April 28
Clothing Swap
Later Event: May 10
Ginger Jeans Workshop