• VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Dani Shorts or Pants
  • VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Dani Shorts or Pants
  • VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Dani Shorts or Pants
  • VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Dani Shorts or Pants
  • VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Dani Shorts or Pants
  • VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Dani Shorts or Pants




Interested in attending but no sessions available that fit your schedule? Please fill out this form and we will notify you when new sessions are added!


Step up your sewing skills and learn to make a pair of zip-fly Dani Shorts or Pants in this 6-part sewing course!

The Dani pattern by True Bias  is an elastic waist short or pant with inseam and rear pockets, a small paperbag waist, and a cuff. Choose to make either shorts with an approximate 3 inch inseam, or pants that hit at the ankle with an approximate 27.5 inch inseam. Either way, you'll sew a zip fly with two buttons at the waist!

This workshop will (virtually!) meet for six sessions. You'll learn how to:

  • Print and assemble a PDF pattern at home
  • Measure the body accurately to create a perfect fit
  • Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from paper pattern pieces, and more
  • Sew inseam and rear pockets
  • Sew a small paperbag waist
  • Sew a zipper fly!
  • Please note: We will covering how to sew views A/B only. We will not be covering the pull-on version of this garment (views C/D).


This is a 6-part course being held on the following dates:

NOTE: Registration opens on Friday 7/22 at 4 pm EST!


Wednesday 8/24 at 6:30pm-7:30pm EST- The is an introductory info session to kick off the workshop and discuss sizing, fabric prep, pattern cutting, etc. Students will be tasked with washing/pressing their fabric + cutting out their patterns and fabric at their own pace before the first session of sewing. For the remainder of the course, students will sew along with the instructor as they demonstrate each step. Homework may be assigned between sessions.

Friday 8/26 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST

Saturday 8/27 at 4pm-6pm EST

Sunday 8/28 at 4pm-6pm EST

Monday 8/29 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST

Wednesday 8/31 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST

**Each session will be recorded and access links are sent by 11:30am EST the morning following class. If you can't make a session, no sweat! Use the recording to catch up.** 


Skill Requirements

Please note this is an intermediate-level workshop. This workshop is suitable for advanced beginners/intermediate students who are comfortable using their sewing machine and have completed a garment projects in the recent past.


Materials + Tools Required

**Save 10% on supplies purchased at Brooklyn Craft Co with code DANI10**

  • 1.25-3 yards (depending on size and fabric width, see chart in photos above) Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as linen, linen rayon blends, cottons, and twills.
  • 1/3 yd Pocket Lining Fabric: Light weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, cotton voile, rayon challis, and rayon bemberg.
  • Zipper sz 0-6 (5”), sz 8-12 (6”), sz 14-18 (7”)
  • 2 x 5/8” buttons.
  • Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop. 
  • Iron and ironing board or mat


Class Details

Date & Time: Six parts-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of six parts for this workshop.

Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed within 24-48 hours before the workshop begins.

Cost: $275

Max # of students: 8

All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.




 Christine Haynes is a Brooklyn-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer. Christine grew up in Saugatuck, MI, a small beach community on the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan, where the arts were part of her daily life. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the department of Film, Video, and New Media. 

Her mother taught her to sew around the age of 10, and it grew from a personal hobby, until it became her main artistic outlet. After selling ready-to-wear garments for many years, Christine turned her focus to teaching others to experience the joy of making clothing for themselves through her patterns, books, and workshops. 

Christine can be found at www.christinehaynes.com and on Instagram at @christinehaynes


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