Fitting Pants • May 8 – 10, 10 am – 4 pm • Lynda Maynard

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Lynda Maynard, Guest Teaching Artist

3 days • May 8 – 10, 2024

10 am – 4 pm, daily


Register by February 28, 2024 for the special EARLY BIRD rate: $545

Nonmembers: $615, Members: $553.50

Payment plans and scholarships available. For questions, reach out to Cristin McKnight Sethi:

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Textile Center Scholarship Application.

Looking for a pants pattern to work from that is both flattering and provides freedom of movement? Learn to do the fitting to achieve a custom fit in this special 3-day workshop!

Using a muslin from a preexisting pattern (of your choice) with clean silhouette, students will work to do the necessary fitting adjustments on the body. Then transfer those changes to a new paper pattern. A second test garment is always required (and sometimes a third as well!), so we will work through whatever is necessary so that your pattern is “proofed” and ready to be cut in fabric. Each student is expected to arrive with a properly prepared muslin of UNWASHED muslin, made from a pre-existing pattern with a clean silhouette and a 1” seam allowance, for marking and adjusting. Using this, we will work to achieve a great fit. Modifications and alterations to your new pattern will be addressed after a proper fit is achieved. Please bring a working sewing machine to class.

To fine-tune pants made in the workshop and continue working with Lynda, join the companion one-day “Pant Construction Techniques” workshop immediately following the “Fitting Pants” workshop. Register for both workshops to receive a $50 discount, using code PANTS50.

**See supply list of items to bring to class**

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Info for out-of-town guests:

For our out of town guests, nearby accommodations are available with our partner hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites, University Ave. in Minneapolis.  For the special Textile Center rate and more info, visit our website here:

Instructor Bio:

Hailing from San Jose, CA, Lynda Maynard has brought a passion for fashion to countless classrooms for over 25 years, from community college classes to workshops across the country. Couture sewing techniques, fitting, and pattern drafting are all in her realm of expertise. She is the successful author of multiple published works including two of her own book titles, De-Mystifying Fit, followed by The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques. She contributes regularly to Stitch and Threads magazines, and has produced a collection of interactive online video courses commissioned by Craftsy. Her dedicated followers know that her technical innovations, product quality, and attention to detail are the core components of her signature style.

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Withdrawal Policy

If your notice of withdrawal is received by the early bird deadline for this workshop, you will receive a 50% refund of your workshop fee. Due to the scheduling nature of these classes and arrangements for instructors, no refunds are available after that. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center for any forfeited tuition. Please make this request in writing to

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Pricing options

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