Level 4 - Advanced Beginner Dressmaker

Summer trousers or shorts sewing class

Upgrade your summer wardrobe with handmade bottoms oozing comfort and style!

Dive into our exciting workshop where you'll craft a pair of relaxed-fitting trousers or shorts perfect for those warm, sunny days.

Saturday 29th June - 9:30am-4:00pm

Choose from two timeless styles designed for simplicity and ease of construction. Whether you opt for loose-fitting trousers or chic shorts, this class is ideal for advanced beginners.

The Megan Nielsen 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. Version 1 is a pair of above ankle cropped pants with button closures. Version 2 is a pair of above ankle cropped pants with tie closure. Version 3 is a pair of shorts with button closures. Version 4 is a pair of shorts with tie closures.

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. Views A and C are a cropped, wide leg pant, hitting a couple of inches above the ankle. Views B and D are a short with an approximate 4 inch inseam.

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 simple pattern adjustments
  • How to construct a simple pair of trousers or shorts
  • 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 (full priced fabric & notions) You can order your supplies over the phone or in store so that the discount can be honoured.
  • 10% off any other full prices 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.

Dee Cain

Dee has always had a keen interest in sewing and at the age of 9 she was taught to sew by her mum.As a teenager, Dee used her sewing skills to make fashionable schools skirts for herself and her friends.

After secondary education Dee knew that she wanted her career to be sewing related so studied for industry qualifications and worked in many areas of clothing production.

Having chosen to become a sewing tutor in 2017, Dee is keen to embed good sewing practices into beginners so that their work is always of a high standard and they can be proud of their sewing skills.

Dates & Times

  • 9:30am £110