Menswear - Make a Perfect Fitting Trouser Block with Felippe Johann

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Menswear - Make a Perfect Fitting Trouser Block with Felippe Johann

Begins: Wednesday 09 August 2017

Ends: Wednesday 23 August 2017

Session: 3


Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Level: Beginner Plus

Maximum Class Size: 6

Our three week trouser pattern cutting course offers you an excellent opportunity to learn the skills involved with traditional pattern cutting and gives you the chance to use your own measurements to create a trouser pattern that will fit you perfectly. Once you have completed the course you will then be able to use these techniques towards making other bespoke patterns.

Level: You will gain the most from this course if you are a confident machine sewer and have some experience in making clothes as this will help you to visualise how your pattern will look. No prior pattern cutting knowledge is expected.

The course will introduce you to pattern cutting by showing you how to trace an industry standard block. From here you will be shown how to take your own accurate body measurements and apply these to your block so that a unique pattern will start to take shape.

Our methodical beginner-level approach to teaching this course will mean you will be guided through every step so that by the end of the course you will feel more confident in using blocks (or commercial sewing patterns) to make clothes fit to your shape.

Your course will cover the following techniques and skills:

Week 1:

  • Introduction to industry standard blocks

  • Taking accurate body measurement

  • Patter reading and interpretation

  • Transferring measurements to paper to alter fit

  • Week 2:

  • How to add design details to your pattern (Front fly fastening, Zip Guard, Slash pockets, Waistband, Belt loops etc.)

  • Understand the basics of pattern manipulation

  • Week 3 :

  • How to add seam and hem allowances

  • Cut and make a basic toile (muslin) to test your pattern for fit and accuracy.

  • All tools, equipment and refreshments are provided.

    Following this course we will run a 2 session sewing workshop to show you how to make up your trousers in a fabric of your choice to a professional finish.

    Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in-store and our team are happy to assist you with any questions about which fabric to choose


    Felippe Johann is a freelance Creative Pattern Cutter with 8 years experience and a background in design and styling. His passion for garment construction and textiles were developed from a young age where he has spent most of his time growing up learning how to weave complex tapestries at hi mother's art studio in Sāo Paulo, Brazil. Felippe has been based in the UK Since 2002 and currently works with a variety of London fashion houses developing the next seasons collection. You can see a selection of his work here