All of our workshops are currently on hold.
We will be starting again as soon as we are allowed and feel is it safe to do so.
If you would like to be the first to know when a new date for this workshop is available please email us with the workshop name and your details.
Getting the fit right when making a pair of trousers can seem impossible, but with this workshop you will be guided through the various skills and techniques required to get that perfect fit!
Choose from two different patterns to suit your shape and style
The Ultimate Trouser by Sew Over It - Perfect for the advanced beginner, these trousers are slim fitting and ankle grazing with an invisible side zip and faced waistline for a flattering, streamline shape.
The Ultimate Culottes by Sew Over It - Also for the advanced beginner, these culottes are a flattering pair of wide legged cropped trousers. They have an invisible side zip and have the option of either a waistband with belt loops or a faced waistline.
The workshop will generally follow this plan:
To start with you will discuss your patterns, you will be taught how to measure properly and how to choose which size to do based on those measurements. From there you will be guided through tracing your pattern and how to make any initial pattern adjustments. You will then cut out your pattern pieces in your toiling fabric. You will then sew up your toile ready for it to be fitted to you after lunch.
In the afternoon you will learn how to evaluate the fit of your toile and how to adjust it to get your trousers looking exactly as you want them. You will then learn how to make the relevant adjustments to your paper pattern. At this point you will now be able to cut your trousers out in your actual fabric, either in the workshop or at home ready for the second day.
On the second day you will be sewing up your trousers in your final fabric. There will be short demonstrations of skills throughout as well as individual support.
What you will learn includes: (depending on which trouser you make)
Measuring and selecting the correct size
Cutting out and making a toile
Evaluating and adjusting fit
Adapting paper pattern to get the perfect fit
Seam neatening techniques
Inserting an invisible zip
Applying a waistline facing
Applying a waistband
Attaching belt loops
What you will need:
Sewing machine threaded and working (if you require to use one of our machines please advise us during booking as we have a limited number of machines available)
Fabric and notions for your chosen skirt size and length – a detailed tick list will be sent to you once you have booked on the course with full details
Intermediate and advanced
You must have used a sewing machine before and sewn a number of garments.
Duration: 12 hours
Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible. If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident to finish your garment at home.
We need a minimum of 5 people for this workshop to go ahead. If this number isn’t reached by one week before the class, we will be contacting you with an alternative date. If you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund.
Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together?