Pattern Cutting with Alice Prier - Perfect Fit Trouser Block (One Day)

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Pattern cutting demystified with minimal maths and a lot of fun!

Maximum Class Size: 6

Level: This class is aimed at confident sewers, you will get the most out of it if you have used commercial patterns before and have some experience in making trousers, however unsuccessful!

Take your own measurements and use them to make a template from which you can create any style of trouser pattern. Then adjust it to create a limitless range of your very own designer trousers.

An understanding of how patterns work is an essential part of becoming a good dressmaker. This workshop will help save you time and trouble, ensure a good fit and help you unleash your inner designer.

Alice teaches the widely acclaimed Telestia Method* which uses a unique template to achieve a great fit whatever your measurements and body shape and without the need for a lot of maths and difficult calculations.

You will cover the following in class:

  • Create a trouser block which will fit you to perfection
  • Make your own unique toile and learn how to make small adjustments
  • Learn how to adapt your paper pattern to realise your own designs
  • Use your new skills to give your commercial patterns a personalised fit

To start the day you first learn how to take specific, accurate measurements to create a trouser block, you will then sew yourself a unique toile (sometimes called a muslin) to try on for size. from this toile small adjustments might have to made to make the perfect fit and you will be show how to transfer these adjustment onto your paper pattern. Your teacher will talk you through how you can now adapt this pattern to create any style and design a limitless range of your very own trouser!

All tools and material are provided.

*A Telestia template will be provided for each student to use during the course and are available to buy with the instruction book for £75 if you’d like to make blocks in different sizes. You would not need to purchase one if you want to adapt the block to make different styles.


"Thank you for such an informative class! My head is full of the possibilities of new outfits! Alice is a wonderful teacher, I’m looking forward to taking some of your other classes in the future." Thea

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the pattern cutting course I attended last weekend.  This weekend just gone I made a pair of trousers using the block that we produced and it's the first thing I have ever made that doesn't feel home made and actually fits perfectly!  It has rekindled my enthusiasm for sewing and I can't wait to make my next well fitting garment.  Could you please pass on my thanks to Alice for making sewing enjoyable again and for turning on so many lightbulbs in my brain!" Joanne

Please take a moment to read our cancellation policy before booking:

Unfortunately our classes are non refundable. Due our small class sizes it is also very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances.

In the event that we are forced to cancel a class, we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible and offer either a full refund or swap your booking to another suitable date.