Make the Eve Trousers

Availability: in-stock

Level – Intermediate

The Eve trousers are a classic everyday trousers, fitted at the natural waist, with a slightly tapered leg, back pockets and side zip. Wear them slightly cropped with or without a turn up.

These trousers work well in a variety of fabrics, once you have made one that fit you’ll want multiples!

This is an ideal first trouser pattern, but we do ask you have completed some other dressmaking projects such as the Camber, Top 64 or Fielder as a minimum.

We will cover the following:

  • How to follow a paper pattern, learning about the pattern markings and what they mean.
  • Following a lay plan and cutting out your fabric correctly.
  • Learning the art of pairing fabric and pattern.
  • Measuring yourself and selecting the correct size.
  • Inserting a side lapped zip.
  • Attaching a waistband.
  • Tweaking fitting issues.
  • Understanding dressmaking terminology.
  • Suitable seam finishes for different fabrics.

What is included in your class:

  • Lunch on both days.
  • Eve pattern.
  • Machine threads.
  • A Bernina sewing machine and overlocker. We ask that you don’t bring your own sewing machine please.
  • 10% discount in the Rye shop from time of booking until your class finishes.
  • Plentiful supply of tea/coffee and small snacks.
  • A Merchant & Mills notebook and pencil.
  • All relevant Merchant & Mills tools and notions.

Please note:

  • You have the option of having the pattern posted to your before the class to cut out. If you know the size you are going to make this will give you more sewing time in the class!

Fabric is not included in this class.

We recommend medium weight denims and cotton canvases, tencel linen, laundered linen, corduroy and lightweight wools.

We strongly suggest that you choose a plain fabric  as the pattern matching required for checks and stripes takes a long time to do and can impact on completing the projects within the time allocated.

Ideally it is best to prewash your fabric before your class, as all fabric will shrink a little on the first wash. However if you go for our laundered linens these have already been pre washed.

You will need:

1 x 7 inch/18cm zip

1 x 18mm button

Matching thread

Without Turn Ups

 Size 6 & 8Size 10 - 14Size 16 & 18
110cm wide with or without nap2.2M2.25M2.3M
120cm wide with or without nap1.95M2.25M2.3M
140cm wide with nap1.35M1.8M2.1M
140cm wide without nap1.35M1.7M2.1M
150cm wide with nap1.35M1.6M2M
150cm wide without nap1.35M1.45M1.8M
Interfacing (based on 110cm wide)0.1M0.1M0.1M

With Turn Ups

 Size 6 & 8Size 10 - 14Size 16 & 18
110cm wide with or without nap2.35M2.35M2.45M
120cm wide with or without nap2M2.35M2.45M
140cm wide with nap1.35M1.8M2.1M
140cm wide without nap1.35M1.7M2.1M
150cm wide with nap1.35M1.6M2M
150cm wide without nap1.35M1.45M1.8M
Interfacing (based on 110cm wide)0.1M0.1M0.1M

Finished Measurements (in cm)

Inside leg 63.5cm (all sizes)

 681012141618
Waist68.7572.7576.7581.7586.7591.7596.75
Hips97.5101.5103.5108.25113117.75122.5
Crotch CB to CF (inc waistband)68.570.257274767880

UK Sizing

 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Waist61cm/24"65cm/25.5"69cm/27"74cm/29"79cm/31"84cm/33"89cm/35"
Hips86cm/34"90cm/35.5"94cm/37"99cm/38.75"104cm/41"109cm/43"114cm/44"
Bust78cm/30.75"82cm/32.25"86cm/33.75"91cm/35.75"96cm/37.75"100cm/39.25"106cm/41.75"

 

 

1st + 2nd Feb 10 - 5pm £200 SOLD OUT

28th + 29th May 10 - 5pm £200 ADD

  • Our courses are non refundable or transferable unless we have a reserve list and we can fill your space.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the class giving you a two weeks notice. You will receive a full refund if your class is cancelled.
  • 10% discount can not be used for purchases of future classes.