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Sewing Trousers & Shorts

January 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

$135

Fridays 15, 22, 29 Jan & 12 Feb 6-8:30pm (four sessions, no class 4 Feb)

Cost: $135 (includes calico for a toile, and pattern adaption pieces for side pockets and a front zip placket.  Students are responsible for purchasing their own pattern and materials)

To register for the class, please email Leimomi with your name, a contact number and the name of the class you’d like to be in as the subject line.

1930s inspired pleated trousers 2

Trousers & shorts can be daunting to sew because really nice trousers have all sorts of tricky details: a front placket, slanted pockets, belt carriers, waistbands etc.  Learn to get all of these just right with a few cunning tips and techniques as you bring your inner Katherine Hepburn to the fashion fore while making a pair of wide-legged trousers or shorts based on an original 1930s patterns.

1940s shorts thedreamstress.com

We’ll use Wearing History’s wonderful ‘Smooth Sailing’ pattern to make a pair of flattering wide-legged trousers or shorts with a high waist, slimming pleats, and optional cuffs and belt loops.  We’re using this pattern because its very easy to fit to a wide variety of body shapes.

You’ll learn how to adapt the pattern (and almost any trouser pattern) to have a front placket opening and pockets.

1930s inspired pleated trousers

This class will teach basic trouser construction, basic trouser fitting, pattern adaptions, and vintage sewing techniques.

Wearing History Smooth Sailing trousers 2

image ©2013 Wearing History, courtesy of Wearing History

Unless you have made a number of pairs of shorts or trousers on your own, this class will be a pre-requisite for March’s ‘Taking a Pattern from Your Favourite Trousers’ class.

Intermediate = Suitable for those with intermediate and higher sewing experience. Level 3-5.  This is an excellent first-trouser pattern, and an excellent introduction to vintage sewing.   

Cost: $135

Materials: Students will need to purchase their own pattern, and bring the materials called for in the pattern.

To register for the class, please email Leimomi with your name, a contact number and the name of the class you’d like to be in as the subject line.

Details

Date:
January 15, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$135
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Made Marion

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