Sunday, 14 July 2019

Yet Another Sewing Course, Yet Another Project...

....and yes, yet more material! I may or may not have bought yet another pattern!

I bought it in about April when I got my place on a sewing course. Unusually for me, I actually bought the pattern and then bought some material. Though then again, I think when sewing clothes you have to have more specific plans so you know exactly how much to get compared to quilting.



The course was similar to one I had been on before - but closer to my home, and with a slightly bigger group of people. The ladies in the course had been going for a while and had just kept signing up. It was such a friendly environment and everyone welcomed me so warmly. The instructor Sally was very helpful, and a little strict in how you carried things out - which I really liked. I like rules when sewing; the idea of self-drafting and so on terrifies me!


Anyway, over 6 weeks I made up the toile for the trousers. I used a king size flat sheet for material - not perfect, but much cheaper than fabric and I've got some material left over! The size of one leg was comedic - and to be honest, the size of one leg is still quite amusing.




I forgot to take a picture of the final fit, but adding the waistband made a huge amount of difference. Sally then helped me adapt the pattern so that the trousers would fit better, especially as my waist is quite small in relation to my hips.


I'm not 100% sure about the trousers at the minute - they are supposed to be quite baggy, but I don't know if that look actually suits me. It has been a real learning curve making them so far though!


During the course, we got taught some skills. I annoyingly had to miss a week for work (not ideal but is unlikely to happen next year), so the only thing I learnt was how to make and attach bias binding to a neckline. I kind of regret my use of the sheet, just as it is so hard to see, but I'm really chuffed with the end result.



Oh, and yes, I have signed up for the course next September! I'm really looking forward to spending 2 hours a week sewing with a very lovely group of ladies again.

8 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

It is always nice to learn new skills and enjoy the next sewing course.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Your trousers look great. I keep meaning to make myself a blouse out of some fabric I found

Faith... said...

Looks like you did a good job!

Sheryl said...

Hi Bethan i think you are very brave making pants,i think they look good on you and well done for making them xx

Katie said...

Great job!

Vicki said...

They look good and the class sounds great.

FlashinScissors said...

Sounds like a great class!
I’m afraid I keep buying fabrics and patterns and never get round to actually making them. I was going to make trousers not long ago ...... bought the fabric, which is denim, even shrank the denim and that is as far as it got! One day I’ll make them ......
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That looks like a fun course, but I think your trousers might need a turn up!

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