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Fri 30Aug
Sun 01Sep

Trouser Fitting Masterclass

Facilitator: Jamilla Ives

Unlock the art of pattern cutting with the brilliant Jamilla Ives, Made My Wardrobe‘s in-house Pattern Cutter! Join us for an immersive residential course at the picturesque Hawkwood, where you’ll delve into the world of Trouser Fitting like never before.

Early Bird priced places are now sold out – standard priced places available!

If you would like to book a shared room, please call Cathy on 01453 759 034 or email

Event time: Fri 30th Aug 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 1st Sep 2024 at 4:00pm

In this workshop, you will learn how to make a trouser pattern fit your body. Across two days, we’ll introduce you to a range of fit adjustment techniques to help get the best fit possible. We’ll start by taking accurate measurements so that we can adjust the patterns accordingly. We’ll then use your body as the mannequin to get the final fit. You’ll learn techniques which you can then apply to a whole range of sewing patterns.
We will aim to go over the fundamentals of fit, locating and constructing waistbands, and fully fitting your trousers.

At a Glance

  • A basic trouser pattern to use as a starting point
  • Taking your measurements and finding your size
  • Toiling Fabric and haberdashery to sample your pattern
  • Access to pattern paper and pattern-cutting equipment.
  • One-to-one fitting advice
  • Intimate class size with lots of space for discussion and creativity


Residential Single £430 
Residential Shared £380
Non-Residential £310


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

  • Mindful walking through our woodland trails
  • Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
  • Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
  • Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£365 Earlybird Residential Single
£302 Earlybird Residential Shared
£264 Earlybird Non-Residential
£430 Residential Single
£380 Residential Shared
£310 Non-Residential


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Residential Single Deposit
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Practical Information

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments but exclude B&B.

Materials are all included. We welcome and encourage you to bring your own sewing machines.

Jamilla Ives

Jamilla's passion for sewing ignited at the age of twelve, thanks to her aunty's influence. Since then, she has journeyed through the realms of fashion education, studying Fashion Atelier at University and serving as a Technician on the fashion course at the University of Gloucestershire. Currently heading the fashion program for The Prince’s Foundation, Jamilla is on a mission to demystify pattern cutting for home sewers. Her expertise lies in providing the creative freedom to sew any design imaginable, ensuring the perfect fit for every individual. With a focus on empowering enthusiasts, Jamilla spearheads all Pattern Cutting workshops at MMW, specializing in helping you achieve the ideal fit.

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