Tailored Trousers (Surefit)

Ref: C3126713

The course is designed to develop a range of basic pattern drafting and sewing skills and give you the confidence to use them to make tailored trousers. Using the sure fit system we begin by drafting a master pattern for the trousers by taking accurate body measurements. This course is designed to give you a perfect fitted pair of trousers, this could be trousers, jeans, joggers or culottes. Students will learn how to toile the trousers and make adaptions if necessary. As well as sew seams, pockets, zips and darts. Students will gain an understanding of fabrics and how to use them in their projects as well as learn to cut from simple patterns. They will also learn to construct unique trousers working alone as well as with the tutor. With the master pattern many adapted pairs of trousers can be made. The skills and confidence can then be used to create a pair of well fitted trousers of the students choice.

Course aim

This course will teach you how to make tailored trousers, using the sure fit system.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Draft a pattern for trousers
  • Adapt a trouser pattern where necessary
  • Make a toile and adjust it where necessary
  • Sew pockets, zips and darts
  • Create a pair of well fitted trousers

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • A sewing kit Pencil, pen and paper for notes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Tailored Trousers (Surefit)

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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