In this Intermediate class, we will be making a classic elastic waist trouser. It can be dressed up or down based on your tastes, but the overall silhouette is the ideal pattern to learn a basic pant construction, introductory pants fitting, and simple alterations. We will be using the French Navy Calyer pants pattern. This pattern is mid-rise, easy-fitting, and tapered through the hip and leg. The waistband is faced, maintaining a clean finish with the option of flat or pleat front. Fabric not included. Check the pattern info for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and cut fabric to class.
Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.
Skills you will learn: In this class students will learn how to sew trouser pockets, how to sew a neat waistband, how to make basic alterations
Materials needed: See the yardage on the pattern back for your size. Suitable fabrics are: Medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton twill, chambray, rayon, linen, linen blends. Directional prints such as plaid or stripes may require additional yardage.
Materials provided: Your pants sewing pattern, a sewing machine, thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.
Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 3 / Max 6