Intro to Drapey Fabrics #2: Carrie Trousers

Carrie Trousers sewing class | Sew Over It

Look stylish this season in your new pair of Carrie Trousers. Inspired by the effortless summer wardrobe of Carrie Bradshaw, these trousers are perfect with flats for a day at the beach or a Sunday stroll through the park, but work just as well dressed up for an evening with heels for a glam look.

The Carrie Trousers are loose-fitting through the leg, slightly tapering towards the ankle. With no need for any tricky closures, they have a flattering flat-fronted, elasticated-back waistband with pretty pleats at the front. Practical and ideal for summer, the Carrie Trousers are mid-rise and feature ever useful slanted pockets at the side seams.

In this class you will learn how to construct a simple pair of trousers, whilst working with lightweight drapey fabrics. Fabrics such as rayon, viscose and crepe are perfect for this pattern. You will leave the class with a pair of finished Carrie Trousers, as well as a paper pattern and instructions to take away, so you can make lots more pairs!

Tea and cake will be provided to help the sewing process along!

Your sewing level

You need to have made a couple of things already before taking this course, such as the Ultimate Shift Dress or Kimono Jacket. You don’t need any previous trouser-making experience, but having previously worked with lightweight drapey fabrics will be advantageous. This is not a beginner’s class.

Level: 5

  • Have made various basic garments to a good standard
  • Very familiar with sewing cotton, may have occasionally used drapey or stretchy fabrics
  • Can cut, pin and sew fabric accurately
  • Know how to place and pin patterns on fabric without guidance
  • Can insert an invisible zip and sew darts without guidance

Class length: Two 3 hour sessions

Materials required:

115cm wide fabric: all sizes 2.8m
140cm wide fabric:
Sizes 8-12 – 2m
Sizes 14-20 – 2.6m

If you are tall and think you might want to lengthen the pattern, remember to bring extra fabric.

Find our Carrie Trousers fabric picks on our online fabric shop!

Pattern sizes: 8-20. If you are outside or may be bordering on this range of sizes, please contact us a week before the class as we will need to grade a pattern especially for you. If it is just one size up or down, we will do this free of charge, but if it is more then there may be a small fee.

Max in the class: 7

Teachers: Dominique Davant, Julie Johnston, Kate Underwood, Alice Kornicki

Price: £99


Clapham dates:

Session: Saturday 24th June 2017, 10:00-17:00, Fully Booked!

Islington dates:

Session: Sunday 16th July 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

Session: Saturday 5th August 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

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