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Trouser Fitting Masterclass - 2024 - Sat 13 July - One Day

Got the technical skills pinned down, but perfecting that fit causing you issues? This trouser masterclass is dedicated to perfecting your fitting technique, giving you the skills to apply to all your trouser projects hereon. Taught by our Avid Seamstress pattern cutter, Tamara, this course will give you the skills to adapt your trouser patterns to fit YOU. Only 4 spaces available.

Common trouser fitting issues:

  • Lengthening/shortening crotch
  • Lengthening/shortening rise
  • Full tummy adjustment
  • Swayback
  • Full/flat seat adjustment
  • Waistband adjustments
  • Calf / thigh adjustment
  • Leg adjustments

Each person will receive a printed trouser fitting guide to keep.

We'll use The City Trousers as our base as we already have the garment made up in all the sizes UK6-22 so you can try on the different sizes.

You'll learn how to:
Take accurate measurements
✂ Make a muslin/toile
✂ Evaluate Fit
✂ Learn about fitting adjustments

    You’ll make a muslin/toile and then Tamara will work with you to look at the fitting adjustments you need. We are keeping the numbers to 4 for these workshops so that you receive 1:1 time with Tamara and Lisa to obtain the perfect fit.

    Please note that this is a fitting workshop and you will only be making the garment out of toile fabric. The focus for this weekend is fit. You’ll take home a pattern that has been adjusted to fit you perfectly.

    If you wish to sew the trousers with you us you can join a Sewing Weekend and we'll provide you with a 15% discount voucher to redeem against the Sewing Weekend cost.

      We are pleased to offer a payment plan for this workshop. Please contact if you would like to set up a payment plan. 

      Class size

      The class size for this workshop will be a maximum of 4. Each person will have their own space to work from.

      About your teacher - Tamara Green

      Tamara Green

      Coming from a fashion family its was inevitable that Tamara would follow in their footsteps. Growing up in the 80’s, Tamara would accompany her father to delivery his patterns to all the factories in the East End of London, igniting her love for pattern cutting. 

      Having worked in the industry for over 20 years and for both high street and designer brands, Tamara's excellent pattern cutting has formed the foundation for The Avid Seamstress sewing patterns that you have love. 

      Working with our founder, Lisa, turning her designs into patterns, Tamara's passion for clothes and fit is evident in our great fitting garments.  

      Workshop timings

      This workshop will start at 10am and finish at 530/6pm. 

      We’ll have a break for lunch and a lovely selection of cakes will be offered in the afternoon.

      Should you be travelling far and need suggestions for local hotels, please contact us for suggestions. We suggest that hotels are held on a fully refundable basis through This avoids any disappointment if the workshop is cancelled out of our control. 

      What you need to bring:

      • Sewing machine (or borrow one of ours)
      • Haberdashery - sewing pins, fabric marker or chalk, unpicker, 250m reel of thread

      Sewing machines: 

      Various sewing machines will be provided, however, we promote people bringing their own sewing machines. If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please email after booking so that we can confirm your machine is suitable. If you bring your own machine, please bring an empty bobbin for the machine and all the parts that came with the machine. Don’t forget the foot pedal and cords.


      The Avid Seamstress. First Floor, High Lea Business Centre, Witchampton Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AA. For more info on our venue click here


      By booking a workshop you are agreeing to our Workshop Policy, Covid Policy and T&Cs

      If you have any questions please email 

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      Printed Sewing Pattern

      Encased in a beautiful re-closable envelope, you'll receive one copy of the sewing pattern sheet for your selected pattern printed on high quality 60gsm sewing pattern paper, a photographed step-by-step a5 instruction book, a guide to taking accurate measurements and a checklist card.

      Printed Sewing Pattern with additional pattern sheet

      The same as the printed sewing pattern option plus an additional sewing pattern sheet. The second pattern sheet copy is perfect for those that don't want to trace or if you are making it in another size.

      Digital PDF Pattern

      After purchase, you'll instantly receive the digital files which contains:

      This is a digital product. You will need to download the files and then print them at home or at a copy shop. The digital instruction book is perfect for working through on your mobile or tablet screen.

      The files will be emailed to the email used to purchase the product.

      Digital PDF Pattern Plus A0 Pattern Sheet

      With this option you'll receive the digitals files via email and will also receive the A0 pattern sheet in the post. 

      Please note that when you select this option you will only receive the digital files via email when we fulfil the order. 

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