Pants Muslin Fitting
with Pamela Howard of Pamela's Closet
Description: Sewing pants that fit perfectly is a challenge because there are so many fit points (waist, hips, rise, bottom, thighs, calves, leg length) and our bodies are so varied. But, great-fitting pants are within your reach! So, let's analyze your figure, troubleshoot pattern adjustments, and make muslins to be used as a building block for all future pants projects. Banish baggy legs, waistbands that don't fit, darts that pull, and saggy crotches. Instead, stand tall and sit comfortably in pants that fit you!

Pamela Howard specializes in teaching advanced garment construction techniques, lady's couture tailoring, and fitting. She writes, tests patterns, and is a digital ambassador for Threads magazine and she writes for Sew News. She is also a Craftsy instructor, she teaches for American Sewing Guild National conventions, and she has taught at Original Sewing and Quilt Expos. Pamela is known for her precision sewing techniques and attention to detail and she loves sharing the art of garment construction with her students. She is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and has a BS in Textiles & Clothing.

# of Participants: 3-6

Experience Level: Able to cut out a pattern and sew a simple garment unaided.

Supply List:
  • Pants pattern - Burda Style 6613, Burda Style 6889 (for Petites), Simplicity Amazing Fit 8744, Simplicity Amazing Fit 8056 (Miss and Plus Size), Vogue 9181, Vogue 7881 (Petite), or Vogue 9032 (out-of-print, has extra seams). Do not cut out your pattern before class!
  • 4 yds of 44"/45"-wide or 5 yds of 36"-wide unbleached muslin, Roc Lon or other good quality medium-weight muslin. Do not pre-wash!
  • Sewing machine with all-purpose foot, foot pedal, cords, and extra needles for medium-weight, woven fabric.
  • Sewing supplies:
    • Black, navy, or other contrasting thread.
    • Lots of sharp, straight pins.
    • Dressmaker shears
    • Small, sharp scissors
    • 18" ruler
    • Tape measure
    • Seam gauge
    • Seam ripper
    • Tracing wheel
  • Marking supplies:
    • Extra fine point Sharpie markers - black plus one other color
    • Pencils
    • Wax tracing paper or carbon paper from an office supply store
Additional Supply Fee: None.
Student Scholarships: There is one student scholarship available for this workshop. Scholarship applications are due two weeks in advance of the workshop. Only deserving requests will be awarded; application does not ensure acceptance. Please note, there is a 6-hr volunteer commitment in exchange for the scholarship (3 hrs. per day of the workshop).

Registration and Payment: Scroll down for online registration and payment.
Questions? Please email or call 678-235-4328.

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May 03, 2019 -
May 04, 2019

Times: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

3420 W. Hospital Ave.
Suite 103
Chamblee, GA 30341