This beautifully elegant style dressmakers skirt is an advanced upholstery skill.  Good sewing skills, understanding how to approach a t-deck, and being able to understand fabric behavior are all skills you’ll need for this tutorial.  Once you’ve got those skills down a dressmakers skirt can be used on sofas, ottomans and many chair styles.


In this advanced upholstery tutorial on a dressmakers skirt you will learn the following steps:

  • How to measure your dressmakers skirt pieces
  • How to sew a mitered the underneath deck portion
  • How to sew miters for your deck skirt components
  • How to sew the multiple skirt pieces together
  • Attach the front deck of the dressmakers’ skirt pieces
  • Attach the outside arm skirt pieces
  • Close up and attach the outside back pieces
  • How to close up the chair under the dressmakers’ skirt pieces

This tutorial is broken down into parts so you can easily find the section you want. With a membership, you can view this video as many times and as often as you’d like.

  • Intro
  • Part 1 Measuring front Skirt And Deck
  • Part 2 Sewing deck Components
  • Part 3 Assembling Front Deck And Skirt Pieces
  • Part 4 Attaching The Completed Deck To the Chair
  • Part 5 Sewing The Outside Arms And Back
  • Part 6 Attaching the Outside Arms And Back

Total Run Time: 202 minutes

Supplies List

  • Face Fabric
  • Lining
  • Deck Fabric
  • 69 bonded nylon thread to match your fabric
  • Metal tack strip
  • Cardboard tack strip


  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Cloth Tape measure
  • Straight edge
  • Long metal ruler
  • Sewing Machine
  • Number 18 machine needles
  • Pneumatic staple gun
  • Air compressor