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Pattern Draft Your Own Lounge Pants

October 23 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Lounge Pants with Cal Patch

What’s comfier than a pair of loose-fitting pants? You will draft your own custom pattern, make a muslin to test the fit, and then begin a real pair of your new favorite comfort wear! This versatile pattern can be made with an elastic or drawstring waist, added pockets, in woven or knit fabrics, and in various lengths for all seasons.

Note: The focus of this class will be on drafting the pattern, testing the fit with a quick muslin and correcting the pattern. The “real” pair of pants may be started, but is unlikely to be finished until after class. Cal will show her favorite sewing techniques needed in the construction.

Class Time:  Note that teaching time will be 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

Skill Level: Please have at least advanced-beginner sewing skills, with a few simple projects under your belt.

Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members.

Class Size: Max 16 students

Sign up here: cvfg.org/calendar/workshops-guild/lounge-pants-signup/

Questions:  Email programs@cvfg.org


  • Notebook + pen
  • 3 yards woven fabric (cotton, linen, etc)
  • 3 yards muslin or inexpensive woven fabric
  • 1-2 yards of 1”wide (or preferred width) elastic
  • Thread to match
  • Paper for drafting
  • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
  • Ruler (18” x 2” clear sewing ruler is best)
  • Tape measure
  • Paper scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Basic sewing kit: Fabric shears, pins, marking tool, seam ripper
  • Optional: hip curve or French curve

About Cal Patch:  Cal has been a maker since she was a Girl Scout in the 70s. She sews, crochets, spins, embroiders, knits, prints, makes patterns, dyes…hence the name of her clothing label *hodge podge.* Cal has been teaching the textile arts since 2000 at shops and retreats across North America, and now offers online workshops in Pattern Drafting, Sewing, and Crochet via Creativebug.

After 18 years of being a New York City dweller, Cal now resides in the Catskills where she is becoming a crafty farmer and growing her handmade wardrobe. Her first book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes, Patternmaking Simplified, was published by Potter Craft.

Visit her website calpatch.com.


October 23
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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