5 Week Trouser Workshop

The Sewing Institute

  • £150.00
    Unit price per 
inc. tax


** Please carefully read the workshops bookings Terms & Conditions before you book your place(s)**

Dates & Times:

1-3pm Mondays: 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st & 8th July

6-8pm Thursdays: 13th, 20th, 27th June, 4th & 11th July

Location: Ymca Lytham, Mythop Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4HB

Cost: £150

Thea pattern (£17.50)
2.5m of fabric with a budget of up to £25
15cm zip
1 metre of calico for samples
Matching thread
print outs & templates

(A4 display book folder can be purchased for £2 if you do not already have one)

Course content:

This course is specifically designed to take your dressmaking skills to a more confident & professional level. During the 5 weeks you will build your folder of samples with self written instructions- this will become your sewing reference guide (or sewing bible) for future sewing projects & can be built upon for months/years to come.

Throughout the course we will cover; laying out pattern pieces, grainline, bias of fabric, pattern markings, transferring pattern markings & notches, seams, hems, darts, a range of different pocket types, understitching buttonhole & inserting a fly zip.

We suggest that you put into practice your newly acquired skills by making Tilly & The Buttons Thea Trousers along side the course, this may be at home or during social sewing sessions. Create trousers which focus on fit; Wide leg trousers with choice of full-length or cropped hem, High waisted, shaped with a curved waistband and back darts.

As the fit of trousers is very personal from person to person we advise that you make a toile(s) along side the technical samples the classes focus on before cutting out your ‘proper’ fabric. This could be from an old bedsheet or calico etc- adjustment & advise on fitting of your toile may have to be done during a social sewing session if time doesn’t allow in class.

Week One:

Reading the envelope
Measuring & sizings
Cross referencing finished garment measurements
Selecting a size
Adding/shortening pattern pieces
Grading between sizes
laying out pattern pieces, grainline, bias of fabric, pattern markings, transferring pattern markings & notches, stay stitches AND darts
Patch pocket

Week Two: Hip pockets

Week Three: Welt pocket

Week Four: Fly

Week Five: Making adjustments, Waist band & button holes

The timings of this workshop should enable you to leave with a finished product but each person will work at a different pace so please be aware you may have tasks to complete at home to finish your garment. 

Who is this suitable for: Over 16's- Confident beginner- This workshop requires you to have existing dressmaking knowledge.

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