Sew a pair of Merchant and Mills Eve Trousers

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Maximum Class Size: 5 

Are you looking to build on your dressmaking skills? Making a pair of trousers might sound daunting but with our Trouser Workshop you will soon be able to tackle most trouser patterns successfully and with ease.

Level: This is an intermediate class, it is a perfect follow on from our Introduction to Dressmaking 6 Week Course, or ideal if you have already successfully made tops, skirts & dresses and need some guidance with your first pair of trousers.

During this one day workshop you will learn and improve your garment construction techniques such as sewing darts, facing a waistband, attaching front faced pockets and inserting a concealed zip. You will also learn how to adjust the fit of your trousers pattern to suit your shape and measurements. Your experienced sewing teacher will guide you step by step to help you achieve your first successful pair of self made trousers!


Materials: Sewing machines, tools & sundry notions are included however you are required to bring fabric for your trousers. We suggest that you pre wash your fabric at 30-40 degrees to avoid shrinkage after your garment has been made up. 

Fabric Requirements:

Merchant & Mills - Eve Tapered Trouser (Pictured) 

Fabric 110cm wide
Size 6-14: 2.35m
Size 16-18: 2.45
Fabric 140+cm wide
Size 6-8: 1.35m
Size 10-14: 1.8m
Size 16-18: 2.1m
x1 18cm standard zip
x1 18mm button or trouser 


Fabric Recommendations:
For the tapered trousers you could choose something medium-heavy weight, such as needlecord, twill, gaberdine, velvet or denim.

Tip: Search the pattern number/name in google/Instagram to find examples of these garments made up by others, it's helpful to see examples of the trousers made in lot's of different fabrics!

Please Note: We offer 10% off items bought in our shop in preparation for your class. Please ask a member of staff for help when choosing fabric for your garment and we’ll be happy to assist.