SEWING WORKSHOP NINA LEE PORTOBELLO TROUSERS
TIME: 10am - 6pm
Simple, elegant and oh-so-flattering, the high-waisted Portobello trousers are a cinch to make and work in a variety of fabrics for year-round comfort. Make them in a lightweight wool and you’re work-ready in the winter; linens and rayons will keep you cool and effortlessly chic in the summer. The wide-legged silhouette is bang on trend and can be made to evoke the glamour of the ‘40s starlet or the relaxed vibe of a ‘70s bohemian. Pair with fine jumpers, soft blouses or cropped tops.
The trousers are constructed with front pleats and back darts, and a centre-back concealed zip (avoiding any tricky fly construction!), along with the all-important in-seam pockets. This pattern is suitable for confident beginners and upwards; you’ll need to be able to insert a concealed zip but otherwise everything is pleasingly simple.
Skill level: confident beginner
light- to medium-weight wovens, ideally with some drape, e.g. crepe, linen, chambray, rayon, lightweight wool, cotton lawn, velvet.
Included in the workshop
Nina Lee Portobello sewing pattern
1 x 9” concealed zip, 1 x 1/2” button, fusible interfacing for the waistband.
Sewing machines and overlockers to use
Tea / Coffee & Biscuit
The workshop will start at 10 am. Please arrive ten minutes early to register and a cuppa. Please note our new sewing studio is now ready to use. The address is as follows:
SEW AT 174
174 Derby Road
Nottingham. NG9 7AY
There is limited on-street parking in Stapleford so we recommend one of the Broxtowe council carparks the nearest being Halls Road (2 minute walk) https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/roads-parking-travel/car-parks/stapleford-car-parks/
If you are arriving from Nottingham or Derby via the Trent Barton I4 the stop is Halls Road.
If you’ve any questions about accessibility or parking for blue badge holders then let me know.
Refreshments of Tea / coffee / biscuits are provided for this course, however you may wish bring a bottle of water with a replaceable lid into the classroom with you. If you would like a hot drink prior to the start of the course there is Gusto Cafe very near to the Sew at 174 building and many independent coffee shops in the town.