Instructor: Bonnie Gingerich
Class Description: Are you tired of shopping for pants that ‘sort of’ fit? Tired of sewing pants that ‘maybe’ fit? Join this class and receive a custom drafted pattern just for you. The easy-to-understand sewing instructions will have you creating your own pants in less time than it takes to shop for that illusive, ready-made, ‘perfectly-fitting’ pair of pants. Stop by Textiles West to see the sample.
The two-session class consists of a 1-hour fitting appointment (it usually takes less than an hour) on October 22 and a 2-hour lecture-demo session on November 13 when you will receive your custom drafted pattern and see just how easy it is to sew your own pants that fit. In this second session we will review the construction instructions, talk about how to determine if your fabric is appropriate for pants, and see sewn samples of each step from the instruction guide. You will also receive the notions necessary to create your first pair, and directions for changing your slack-style pant pattern to create different styles … trousers, elastic waist, etc.
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October 22 - Fitting Appointments - Call Bonnie at 719-651-9406 to schedule your 1-hour appointment. You will need to provide your waist and hip measurement (roughly accurate-don't worry if it's not exact).
Appointment times: 10 am; 11 am; 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:30 pm (Available on first-scheduled basis)
November 13 - Two-hour lecture/demo class of construction techniques to make your custom pants.
Student supply list: Wear the undergarments and shoes you typically wear with pants to your fitting appointment. You will be trying on a finished muslin in a size closest to your measurements.
For the lecture/demo bring a pen or pencil for taking notes.
Class Level: Concentration – The student will be invited to learn more about a certain subject and be expected to have had some experience with it or have taken a prior class. These classes will probably involve several sessions.
Member Price: $250
Non-Member Price: $270