Sat 29th Feb (10.00 – 17.00)
This is a one day class with Fitting expert Charlotte Newland – Winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016.
We are delighted to be welcoming Charlotte back to BTHQ following her very successful debut in May 2019 with our Ginger Jeans class
This trouser fitting class is designed for students who already know how to sew, but want to learn how to make trousers that fit beautifully. You will have already made a few garments following a commercial pattern but are desperate to get to grips with fitting, so you can have a dream pair of trousers that really fit.
You can bring along the pattern of your choice (for woven fabrics only). Charlotte will help you accurately take your measurements and guide you through the various adjustments needed to fit your body’s natural shape and curves.
You will leave the class with a toile of your garment and a finalised pattern so that you can go home and make your final garment. The adjustments are then transferrable to other trouser patterns you may choose to make in the future.
As always our class sizes are small, with a maximum of 6 students. This ensures you get plenty of 1 on 1 time with Charlotte and are all able to finalise your patterns by the end of the day.
You are welcome to bring two patterns to class – depending on your personal abilities and speed you may be able to start the fitting process on a second pattern.
Students are required to bring a pattern, a reel of thread and enough fabric to make a toile. Ideally, you will want to match the type of fabric. i.e. if stretch denim is required to make jeans then you need to replicate the stretch in your chosen fabric. Likewise, if you are making a lightweight pair of floaty trousers a similar type of fabric is required.
Sewing machines and all tools are provided as part of the class.