Introduction to Tailoring with Julie

Learn the art of slow sewing with in-depth tailoring techniques!

In a world of fast fashion and speedy sewing sometimes its nice to slow it all down a little bit and learn some tried and tested tailoring techniques. In this class you’ll be learning how to sew and fit a princess seamed jacket, all whilst taking your time and learning some classic hand tailoring techniques along the way.

Spilt over two days, you’ll begin by trying on our toiles to help determine which size of jacket will suit you best. Using this along with your measurements, you and Julie will work together to alter your pattern to get the perfect fit. Once your pattern is ready you’ll learn the best way to handle & cut jacket fabrics and start to sew your jacket together, fitting as you go.

When you’re sewing up your jacket you’ll learn all of Julie’s favourite tailoring techniques. (Did you know there’s rules for when to notch and when not to notch a seam?!) Although you’ll be learning tailoring techniques, you can take what you learn forward into all your garment sewing to ensure you have the most beautiful wardrobe you can imagine.

Your teacher

Julie has been part of the Sew Over It team since it began. She’s had a career in theatre, bespoke dressmaking, pattern cutting, tailoring… I could go on! She has an incredible wealth of information to share and loves nothing more than helping someone learn something new.

Your classmates

We like to keep our class sizes small at Sew Over It, giving you lots of one on one time with your teacher and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you can think of! The maximum class size for Trouser Masterclass with Julie is eight.

Included in the price of the course:

You’ll receive a printed pattern & instructions for the Julie Jacket as well as a booklet of all the tailoring tips you’ve used over the course,. You’ll also receive a PDF copy of the pattern after the class so you can go on to make up many more!

You will need to bring:

Some fabric for your Julie Jacket. Check back soon for the fabric requirements!

Our pattern sizes:

You can find a post on our size chart and how to measure yourself here. If you are outside or may be bordering on our range of sizes, please contact us two weeks before the class as we will need to grade the pattern 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.

Level: 6

  • A confident dressmaker
  • Can confidently approach all skills mentioned in previous levels, in addition to setting a sleeve
  • Has sewn with difficult fabrics
  • Has a good understanding of clothing construction
  • Has an idea of fitting and altering a pattern

Class length: Four 3 hour Sessions

Price: £250

For further information on our classes (including how to get to us and our cancellation policy) see our Class FAQs page.

Class Dates:

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March, 10am-5pm: Book Now

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