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Pattern Cutting: Make a Trouser Block & Toile

5(6 reviews)
Create your own perfectly fitting trouser pattern and toile
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
In-person
£85 pp
7hrs
Beginner
Next available date:9th July 2022
What happens in this class?

The perfect fitting pair of trousers can be an enigma to many of us, but how can we expect shops or patterns to fit everyone when all our bodies are all so different? With this pattern cutting class you will create a trouser block that fits you and only you and you can use it to make perfectly fitting trousers every time!

What you'll learn

  • We'll show you how to accurately measure your waist, hips and legs and we will use the measurements to make a trouser pattern block to fit your exact body shape.

  • You will make…

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Things to remember

We have everything you need for the workshop including calico but if you would like to bring your own fabric, set square, ruler and/or pattern master you are very welcome to.

FAQs
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE CLASS?
We will start the class by taking each others measurements. Each student will then take their measurements and start work on their own toile. Everyone will be working at their own pace. Once the block is made seam allowance will be added and the toile made.
WILL I HAVE THE PERFECT FITTING TOILE BY THE END OF THE CLASS?
This class is designed to show you how to turn your measurements into a basic block and first toile. Whether it fits perfectly can depends on many aspects. Everybody's shape is unique so it is very common to have to adjust your block and toile multiple toiles until you are completely happy. Some people who are quicker may have time to do some adjustments in the class however you may need to continue tweaking and adjusting your pattern after the class to get the fit perfect.
Latest Reviews
5(6 reviews)
Peri Kennedy - Mar 20, 2022
Great experience. Good pace and lovely tutor. Will definitely return for more.
Anonymous - Jan 23, 2022
It was a well organised and friendly class, with lots of support and advice. I would recommend the class to newbees to sewing and experienced sewers alike. I am going back for another class as testament to how much I enjoyed it.
Kay - Jan 16, 2022
Really great course, learnt a lot. Even though was a very big step up for me, really helped to start understanding how to alter patterns and get my head around why specific changes work fo your body shape.
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Age Requirement

16

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Your Teacher

Make Mee Studio CIC is a sewing social enterprise based in Lewisham. At Make Mee Studio we aim to mend our relationship with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills. Saving the planet one stitch at a time.

These are the core values that run through everything we do at Make Mee Studio:

ACCESSIBILITY The barriers to receive the skills that Make Mee Studio shares should be minimal. INCLUSIVITY Make Mee Studio believe that sewing & crafts are for everyone & endeavour to cater for every individual's needs. EMPOWERMENT To be creative is to be powerful. Creativity opens…

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Class Location
Crofton Park Community Library
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
375 Brockley Road,
Brockley
SE4 2AG
London

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Pattern Cutting: Make a Trouser Block & Toile

Reviews

Peri Kennedy - Mar 20, 2022
Great experience. Good pace and lovely tutor. Will definitely return for more.
Anonymous - Jan 23, 2022
It was a well organised and friendly class, with lots of support and advice. I would recommend the class to newbees to sewing and experienced sewers alike. I am going back for another class as testament to how much I enjoyed it.
Kay - Jan 16, 2022
Really great course, learnt a lot. Even though was a very big step up for me, really helped to start understanding how to alter patterns and get my head around why specific changes work fo your body shape.
Dianne Nichols - Oct 2, 2019
I was a bit scared to make trousers so I decided to take this class, and now I feel much more confident! Jamie help us measure ourselves and then transfer these to paper to make a trouser block. We then sewed it up and made adjustments as necessary. It's so much better to have someone with a trained eye (Jamie) to look at where the block needs adjusting. I really enjoyed the class and I feel so much more encouraged that trousers shouldn't be so scary to make!
Claire - Jun 23, 2019
Really fun, laid back class. I came away with a well fitting pair of trousers but did feel that an extra hour would be helpful to properly discuss fitting issues and next steps with the toile/block
rachel - Jun 11, 2019
I had such a good day! The class was intimate and relaxed and Jaime was a friendly and super knowledgeable teacher. Whilst being a bit of a learning curve for me ( I'd never made my own pattern or toile before) I was chuffed to bits to have completed my first pair of trousers in a day! I've definitely learnt lots of top tips from Make Mee and the other students and feel I can totally have a go on my own now. Top banana!