Pants Fitting Masterclass

Pants Fitting Masterclass

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Getting the right fit in pants is a Sewists ultimate goal.  Let us help you become a pants fitting pro!

Debra Ryan joins us for our first advanced sewing weekend to take us through how to fit our pants to our unique and wonderful bodies.  

Pants fitting is all about analysing our bodies to make the necessary adjustments and then fitting and fitting again.  

We'll be using the Hollywood trousers by Liesl + Co (size 0-20), or the Calder pants by Cashmerette (size 12-32) to make sure we cater for all our special bodies.  A pattern will be waiting for you in class.  

Here is what to expect from the class:

Day One

  • Measuring our bodies and choosing the right size
  • Analysing our bodies to make necessary adjhustments
  • Making those flat pattern adjustments
  • Making a toile to check adjustments and refining them 
  • Tweak and Toile again!

Day two

  • Make final adjustments to the pattern 
  • Cut out our final fabric 
  • Begin to sew up our pants - learning tips and tricks from Debra along the way!

Once you have these skills mastered, you'll have a wardrobe full of amazing pants that fit and you feel fabulous in!

Skill level: This is a more advanced class so you will be a great grasp of sewing and construction, and confident with patterns and understanding pattern instructions.  Above all, have a readiness to toile and toile again!

What you will learn:

  • How to take measurements for pants
  • To analyse your figure and measurements to make appropriate pattern alterations for your pants
  • How to cut, make and fit your pants toile in calico
  • Make further alterations made from your pant toile
  • Cut out and begin making your pant in your chosen fabric
  • Assemble components of your pants with pockets, seam finishes and fastenings
What is included:
  • A printed pattern waiting for you in class to use and take home to keep
  • A pack of universal needles to keep
  • As much calico as you need for your toile
  • Light weight fusible interfacing
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
  • 13 hours of expert tuition with only a max of 6 students in the class
  • A fun and engaging atmosphere 
  • Copius cups of tea and coffee, maybe even a homemade baked treat!

What you need to bring

  • Fabric of your choice for appropriate size
  • Matching Gutermann or Rasant thread
  • 0.5m cotton (homespun) lining for pockets 
  • Pants zipper 18- 20cm
  • 13mm sew-in pant hook & bar
  • 15mm button for inside waistband
  • 6mm cotton tape to stabilise slanted pockets
  • Optional: 12mm x 1.0m satin bias binding for finishing inside edge of waistband
  • Your trusty sewing machine along with all it's power cords and the foot pedal - 
  • The machines accessories, especially all the feet
  • Overlocker - you can bring your own or use the one at the studio.
  • Your fabric scissors and sewing kit 

 Dates Available: 

  • 13 & 14 August


Debra trained as a TAFE teacher of Fashion at East Sydney TAFE and taught a wide range of Fashion courses for TAFE NSW for sixteen years in regional NSW.
She later moved to Sydney in 2000 to work in a small business as a patternmaker/cutter, creating custom-made garments and custom alterations for individual clients, and continues to do so. 
Debra also taught the Needlecraft Certificate at TAFE and is a passionate embroiderer and member of the Embroiderers Guild NSW.

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