Level 5 - Intermediate Dressmaker

Learn to sew a pair of fly front trousers - the Tilly and the Button Thea Trousers

Are you looking to sew the ultimate pair of me made trousers? During this one day workshop you will make a stunning pair of Tilly and the Buttons Thea trousers, a fabulous wardrobe staple.

A great addition to your handmade wardrobe, the Thea trousers can be customised to your style and skill level.

The Theas are on trend wide leg, high waisted trousers with a choice of full-length or cropped hem. Learn to achieve a great shape with a curved waistband and back darts and finish off with executing a zip fly and button fastening.

You’ll want to wear your me made Theas day in, day out.

On the day, due to time restrictions you will sew up a version that omits the front pockets and welt pockets. Patch pockets can be added at the end if time allows or at home after the workshop.

Running Time
9.30am - 5.00pm

About this workshop

So what are you waiting for? If you are new to sewing trousers, and want some guidance to help you to extend your me-made wardrobe into trousers...then look no further than this class.

This is a great workshop for trying a fly front for the first time! Once you've made your first pair in the class, make another pair at home.

Further Information

  • How to sew a fly front zip
  • How to make simple trouser fitting adjustments (depending on how extensive they are, your first pair might not be perfect but you will learn a lot for future trouser projects).
  • How to sew an interfaced, curved waistband
  • How to adjust the fit on the leg of the trouser

Level 5- please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you

As this class is just one day, it will be a little more fast paced than some of our other workshops and depending on your past level of experience you many have to finish the hem and waistband off at home.

  • 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (full priced fabric & notions)
  • 10% off any other full priced fabrics purchased on the day of your course
  • Your own Tilly and the Buttons Trousers pattern to take home and re-use again (US sizes 2-30, UK 6-34, waist 24"-53", hips 33"-61") If you fall out of the size range of the pattern included, please let us know in advance and we can arrange an alternative for you
  • Use of all tools, machines and equipment
  • Tea/coffee (please bring a packed lunch or visit one of the lovely local shops)
  • Fabric: Medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, twill, denim, corduroy, triple crêpe, wool suiting. Please get in touch for exact fabric requirements.
  • Matching thread
  • 15cm (6in) closed end zip. Click here to see our 6" zipper range.
  • 15mm (⅝in) wide button with shank
  • Medium weight, fusible interfacing for waistband - sizes 1-6 0.4m (½yd), sizes 7-15 0.5m (⅝yd)

Lauren Tedstone

Lauren Tedstone is known for being a quarter finalist of series 9 of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee. Her machine, given to her many years before by her grandmother, was finally put to use in late 2019 when Lauren taught herself to sew. Starting with small projects for her children, Lauren then went on to garment sewing and is on a journey to curate and create a complete handmade wardrobe including accessories. A big lover of fashion trends, she loves creating key timeless classics that have professional finishes and longevity. With that in mind, Lauren tends to create projects using a combination of new and well established sewing techniques and has a love of machine and hand sewing. Lauren’s aim is to share her knowledge and passion with all creatives and those wanting to learn a new skill and is very excited to be part of the G&G team.

Dates & Times

  • 9:30am £110