Making Pyjama Pants and Customising a Vest Top to match

Making Pyjama Pants and Customising a Vest Top to match

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Learn how to cut and construct your own pair of pyjama bottoms. Perfect for lounging around the house or making for friends as birthday and Christmas presents 

To complete your outfit Ariane will provide tops to be customised using coordinating trims and up-cycling techniques 

This is a one day class designed to inspire and fill you up with tons of tips for being able to re-create these garments again and again 

 

Key Take away's / Learning's from the class:

How to measure your body for a pattern and pick the size to use 

Tracing off a pattern

Cutting fabrics and the importance of the grain / shelvedge 

Ideas, tips and tricks to up-cycle vest tops, to make your's into a coordinating item for your pants!

How to sew trousers - the crotch construction, why the shaping is so important 

Hemming trousers 

French seaming - for those using a sewing machine 

How to make a self fabric waist tie 

 

Pre Class Requirements:

1. Completed either the Introductory to Sewing Machine or Introductory Overlocker class using either your own machine or one of Ariane's

or

2. Discussed with Ariane that you have suitable recent experience with a machine to be able to enjoy this class.

Note: This class is a perfect follow on from either of the Introductory classes as the pants can be constructed using both types of machines. Please note the two classes are currently scheduled have the Introductory classes held before hand, making it a full day of workshops if you choose to do both in one day.

 

What to bring with you:

A note book

Snacks / Lunch for the break 

 

If you are using  an Overlocker

2.5 meters of knitted fabric - can be fleece, lycra etc 

Your Overlocker, machine pedal, minimum 4 x matching threads and machine specific needles

or

If you are using a Sewing Machine:

2.5m of woven fabric such as cotton lawn, voile - non stretch. Please avoid slinky fabrics such as satin and pre-wash to allow for shrinkage 

Your Sewing Machine, machine pedal, bobbins, threads and machine specific needles

If you do not have your own Overlocker or Sewing Machine- you are welcome to use one of Ariane's - the number of these is limited, so please advise at the time of booking if you will need one so that the class numbers can be arranged correctly - thank you. If you need to use one of these machines please ensure that your fabric needs BLACK threads, as this is what the machines will be set up to use

 

What would you receive:

A handmade pair of pyjama pants - made by you

A coordinating vest top (Please advise at the time of booking what size you will require)

Trims and trinkets to up cycle your vest top with

A paper pattern to re-create the trousers at home

 

Class Capacity:

Capped at 6 people 

 

Access to the private 'Sparkle Gang Stitch' Facebook group:

Yes! 

You will be added to the special secret Sparkle Gang Stitch Facebook group - a place where Ariane will be sharing tips and tricks for sewing and secret ideas for how to improve your sewing. Class attendees will be encouraged to share pictures of their makes and share knowledge and ideas. Its a community were growing for the Sewing Revolution! This is the place to have access to Ariane's technical knowledge.

 

Who can attend?

The classes are operated in a respectful manner and no preferences will be taken over the gender of attendees - everyone is encouraged to take part!

Anyone over the age of 18 due to the use of sewing machines

 

Class Length:

5.5 hours (Includes 30 min break)

 

Dates and Times of Classes: 

Saturday 14th June - 11.30am - 5pm 

Saturday 28th June - 11.30am - 5pm

 

Location:

Classes will be held at Ariane's studio - 18 Dawson Street, Brunswick

 

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

No Refund applicable, if the class is run again you will be welcome to attend so long as you gave over 48 hours cancellation notice. Not transferable to another person. To run, this class needs a minimum of 4 attendees booked in, if this is not the case 48 hours before the class begins Ariane may be in touch to re-schedule to another date