Dressmaking - Cosy Stretch PJ Set

Cosy PJ's are a winter essential and in the workshop you will learn how to make a pair of PJ bottoms using the True Bias Hudson pants pattern with stretchy fabric. You will also make a simple short sleeved t-shirt to complete the PJ set.

This workshop is great if you have tried simple stretch garments before like jumpers or t-shirt and want to try a more challenging make.

The Hudson pant is the piece of clothing that you will wear all of the time. It is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but can easily be dressed up to go run errands. The urban fit of these pants leaves a bit of extra room around the hips and then tapers into a skinny leg. View A is a full length pant and View B is midcalf.

During the workshop you will make a modified version of the Hudson pants without pockets or the drawstring so that there is time to also work on your simple t-shirt. Depending on your past level of experience and speed of work, it's likely that you will have to finish the projects at home but you will have the pattern and advice to do this.


Running Time
9.30am - 4pm
Dates & Times

Further information

You will learn

  • Tips for cutting out and finding the grain of the fabric and direction of stretch
  • How to use a pattern to cut out your fabric
  • How to sew the garment together using a regular sewing machine - type of stitches and needle
  • How to create the elastic waistband
  • How to attach cuffs using the same main fabric
  • How to make a simple t-shirt and insert a jersey neckband

Skill level

Level 5- please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you. PLEASE NOTE - It is unlikely that you will have time to completely finish both projects in the day but you will have everything you need to finish off at home.

What's included

  • 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions). Please call the shop or buy fabric in-store to have this discount processed.
  • 10% off any other fabrics purchased on the day of your course
  • Your very own copy of the Truebias Husdon Pattern
  • Use of all machines, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch of visit one of the lovely local cafes)

You will need to bring

  • For the PJ bottoms - Medium weight knits such as cotton lycra, french terry, ponte, and sweatshirt knit with a suggested stretch of approximately 40%. Depending on the size and version you choose between 1.2m and 1.9m is needed. It is STRONGLY recommended to order the fabric before the workshop so that it can be pre-washed as its very normal for stretchy fabric to shrink on the first wash.
  • For the PJ t-shirt top - 80cm of a lighter weight cotton jersey or modal fabric.
  • Matching thread
  • 1.5m of 2" (5cm wide elastic)

Your tutor

Charlotte Stacey

Charlotte is a fashion and textiles lecturer with experience of teaching a variety of levels and age groups. She graduated with a BA (hons) Fashion Design from Middlesex University London in 2014 and is currently studying a Masters in Textiles for Fashion in 2019 at Birmingham City University. She is interested in pattern making and garment construction and works freelance making bespoke clothing for clients and sample collections for small clothing companies. Charlotte believes that sewing and textiles should be accessible to everyone as it can contribute positively to wellbeing and confidence.


4 places remaining £115