Level 4 - Advanced Beginner Dressmaker

Make a Relaxed Fitting Pair of Trousers

A perfect addition to your handmade wardrobe is a pair of relaxed fitting trousers that are oh so comfortable to wear! Choose from two classic styles of loose fitting, simple to construct trousers - ideal if you are new to trouser making as there are no zips or fly fronts involved!

The Megan Neilsen Flint Trousers - Wide leg cropped pants or shorts with unique crossover closure at the side seam. Pattern sits on the natural waist and features hidden closure at the left pocket , release tucks at the front, darts at the back, slash pockets, two waistband options and two lengths.

The True Bias Emerson Trousers - The Emerson pattern is a pull-on crop pant or short with an elasticated back and flattering front waistband. Views A and B have a mid rise that sits just below the natural waist. Views C and D have a high rise that sits over the belly button. All views have front pleats and side pockets.

PLEASE NOTE - If the class is showing as fully booked, please contact us on [email protected] and we can check availability. Sometimes we can experience a glitch in the website where the workshop appears as fully booked when it is not. We are fixing it as soon as possible.

Running Time
9.30am - 4pm

Further Information

  • Guidance to choosing a size and making and simple pattern adjustments
  • How to construct a simple pair of trousers
  • How to construct a waist band with either elastic or with buttons
  • How to sew tucks or pleats

Level 4 - please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you.

  • 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions) You can order your supplies over the phone or in store so that the discount can be honoured.
  • 10% off any other fabrics purchased on the day of your course
  • Your very own copy of your chosen sewing pattern (Emersons: US sizes 0-18, waist 26"-38", hips 34"-46". Flints: Sizes 0-20, waist 24"-38", hips 34"-48") 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 machines, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch of visit one of the lovely local cafes)

Please get in touch and we can advise on what you'll need to bring, depending on your pattern of choice and which version you would like to make. This will include fabric, matching thread, interfacing and any related notions such as elastic, buttons etc

It is strongly advised to purchase your fabric before the workshop so that it can be pre washed, especially if you plan on using a linen based fabric.

Claire Heath

Sewing has always been a huge part of Claire's life. She has been sewing & making things since was little & her passion has grown & grown. She loves working with a range of fabrics, making clothes, adapting commercial patterns and developing her own patterns.

After graduating from Leeds University in Textiles and Fashion Design, Claire has worked in womenswear design, accessories design, textiles print design, modern textiles research, retail management, visual merchandising for some of the top high street brands. Claire also loves to share her passion, creativity and skills with others. When she is not sewing or creating something, Claire loves to travel, take photos and cook.

Dates & Times

Sorry there are no sessions planned in at the moment, but do get in touch and we’ll let you know about future dates.