Pants Party

May 31, 2020 – June 6, 2020

Ann Tilley

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the fundamentals of clothing design and construction while focusing on making pants. Students will begin with the simplest construction and work their way to the more complex. Then you will learn how to choose fabric, hone fit and explore style. Sewing techniques covered include legs, waistbands, closures, pockets and more. Expect to leave class with at least three completed pants or muslins, and with accompanying personalized paper patterns to add to your home sewing library. Open to all skill levels, however previous experience using a sewing machine is required.


Ann Tilley is a textile artist, clothing designer and teacher who lives in Liberty, North Carolina. She maintains a studio art practice, working in color knitting. Tilley earned her BFA in Fashion and Fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. She has also worked in a variety of small-scale garment studios and factories, including two eponymous clothing lines. Her teaching aesthetic blends disciplined production techniques with home-sewing freedom and playfulness.

Ann Tilley

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • $250
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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