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Sew a Pair of 1940s High Waist Pants ✄
Pattern Design: Designed by Danielle, these beautiul pants feature a high waist which is emphasised with a shaped waist band. Lovely wide legs and feature line of buttons on the side. Our pattern waist measurement covers from a 68cm to 108cm. If you wish to make pants outside this range, please email us and we will grade a pattern ready for your workshop. Chcek out more photos of our 1940s high waisted pants - click here.
Photographed Sample: Made in an aubergine coloured poly blend crepe fabric.
Notes on supplies: If you choose buttons larger than 2.5cm bring along the same number of large metal snaps to be used as well. These pants are not lined, take this into consideration when choosing your fabrics and avoid scratchy/itchy material.This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. For directional prints, stripes/checks/plaids and fabrics with nap you should purchase extra fabric. Click here to read about choosing the right interfacing. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.
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- Measurements, pattern markings, pattern placement, transferring markings
- Fusing interfacing, buttonholes, how to sew the crotch seam and finishing side seams
- Checking your fit, sewing a waistband and hemming
- A pair of pants inspired by the side buttoning pants of the 1940s
- Instructions to make the pants
- A copy of the pattern
- 5 feature buttons between 1.5cm to 2.5cm in size (for buttons larger than 2.5cm bring the same number of 1cm metal snaps as well)
- .3 metres of interfacing for waistband/facing
- Matching sewing machine thread
- If your fabric is >110cm wide, has a one direction print or you want to match stripes/plaids/nap, you should allow for additional fabric.
- 2.5 meters of fabric. Suggested fabrics: Crepe, medium weight cottons, wool and wool blends, cotton sateen, rayon.
- 30cm of 5-6cm wide elastic
✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics Weeks 1-3 and are confident enough to learn a few new techniques
On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.
There are no refunds due to change of mind.
Cancellations of Bookings Policy
- If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
- Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
- Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.
If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.
Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.
Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place.
Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.
Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.
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