Trouser Drafting Workshop – 20th July

Fully Booked

Learn how to draft your own trouser block, tailored to your measurements.

This personal block can then be used to design your own trousers or can help you with fit adjustments on commercial patterns. This workshop will also give you a better understanding of commercial patterns and how they are created. We will sew a toile of your block after completing it to ensure it has the correct fit and talk through adjustments you can make to create your own patterns.

Supplies: You will need to bring your own sewing machine and tools (scissors, pins, etc).You will need a curved ruler,

Pattern paper, calico and worksheets will be provided.

Our tutor Sharlene Oldroyd @sosewdressmaking has extensive experience with fitting patterns and will show you through demonstrations how she resolves fit issues in trouser.

Tea or coffee will be provided, we ask everyone to bring their own mug with a lid.

Duration: 5hrs

Dates: Saturday 20th July

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm

Level: Intermediate

This workshop is aimed at those who have experience sewing and have a thorough understanding of how patterns are put together, especially trousers

Below is a list of the learning outcomes of the course.

By the end of the course you will

  • understand how to measuring yourself
  • be able to draft a trouser block to your measurements
  • be able to compare your measurements to pattern measurements
  • be able to compare your measurements to pattern paper pieces
  • understand the purpose of a muslin/toile
  • know when and adjustment is needed or will altering seam allowance be enough
  • be able to make adjustment to your toille and be able to transfer them to your pattern.
  • be able to use your new block to make different styles of trousers.

 All students will receive a 10% discount code to use on all full price fabric , and notions in store and online at


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