Made a few dresses but scared of attempting trousers? Then the Ultimate Trousers course is for you. Trousers are simple to make when you know how, but what is so important is that they fit. Our expert teachers will not only help you sew up your trousers but they will help you fit them along the way. This is how the course is broken down:
Session one: try on your toiles and consult with the teacher on the best fit, make alterations to the pattern, pin and cut out the fabric, finish the edges with an overlocker, sew the darts and the trousers and check the fit, before making any necessary further alterations to the pattern and trousers.
Session two: insert an invisible zip, attach a waist facing, learn how to understitch and hem your trousers.
Because we will be fitting as we go, you may find that the second pair of Ultimate Trousers you make is more accurate fit-wise than the first, so we recommend not bringing your best fabric for the class.
Tea and treats will be provided to help the sewing process along!
You need to have made a couple of things already before taking this course, like the Ultimate Shift Dress and the Ultimate Pencil Skirt. You will need to be able to insert an invisible zip and attach a facing. Because we concentrate on fitting in the class, you will get the most out of this course if you can sew accurately and to a good speed.
- 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
- Can sew unaided at a good pace – e.g. could make our Ultimate Shift Dress (if already cut out) in 3 hours
Class length: Two 3 hour sessions
Materials required: You will need 2m of woven fabric. You can use anything from cotton to corduroy, wool crepe to denim as long as it isn’t too heavy or too light. Fabrics with a tiny bit (3%) of stretch will give you a better fit. You will also need a 9 inch concealed zip.
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.
Max in a class: 6
Teacher: Julie Johnston, Layla Totah
Did you hear? Book on to one of our classes and you’ll receive 20% off full priced items in store on the first day of your class!
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