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Capsule Wardrobe 2b: The Spring Trouser

In our Capsule 2 wardrobe workshop, we've selected The Spring Trouser. These trousers are designed to feel breezy and elegant with plenty of space to move. They work amazingly well in various fabrics, from silk to denim, linen, and heavy corduroy. Your fabric choice will determine the character of your garment; you could make a cozy corduroy trouser for winter or a floaty silk piece for a wedding. Both work equally well which is unusually versatile for a pattern.

Construction techniques:
 Zip fly construction with binding finishing, semi-elasticated waistband, side pockets with French seam finishing, front pleats, flat felled seams, and hemming.

Suitable fabrics: This piece is predominantly designed to work with linens and light cotton, however, there is also scope to play with heavier fabrics. Starting at the lighter end of the scale, linens and lightweight cotton are ideal for this piece. Silk and tencel are also great options for a more floaty and sophisticated look. If you want to make a wintery pair, this cut works well in a heavy brushed twill or a corduroy.

Winter fabrics: heavy denim, heavy brushed twill, wool suiting, corduroy

Summer fabrics: light/medium denim, cotton, silks, sturdy linen 

Fabric requirements: These lay-plans are done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage. 

Fabric width 60" | Sizes 4 - 12 = 2.5yd | Sizes 14 - 20 = 2.75yd | Sizes 18 - 28 = 3yd

Fabric width 44" | Sizes 4 - 12 = 2.75yd | Sizes 14 - 20 = 3yd | Sizes 18 - 28 = 3.5yd

Materials list:  bias binding (optional), 7"-9" zip, 2 buttons (around 1/2" in wide), thread, 1/2yd fusible interfacing, 1/2yd  of cotton for pockets

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: This is an intermediate workshop. You should have experience sewing a few garments prior to this workshop. Our Capsule 1 series is a great pre-requisite for this class. You should be comfortable tracing and cutting your muslin and fabric on your own.
Instructor: Beth Paolini
Instructor Bio: Beth is an accomplished seamstress, who has taught sewing classes for Mt. Airy Learning Tree. She currently works at the Philadelphia Art Museum and has been doing reproduction sewing & upholstery there since 2005. A patent instructor, she loves walking sewists through the magic of garment construction to help them build their own handmade wardrobes.
Price includes expert instruction, use of classroom machines, cutting & pressing tools.

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