FIT AND SEW ALL THINGS JEANS 4-DAY WORKSHOP • CONNECTICUT
Sew jeans in many fabrics and styles, bootcut to boyfriend to skinny, and learn about fabric selection, preshrinking and notions needed. Whether your figure type is full, petite, or curvy, we will focus on fitting YOUR body.
This class will help you master fitting and sewing any pair of jeans.
Your one stop pattern for jeans just may be Pamela’s Patterns All Things Jeans—a pattern to span different styles and silhouettes so that you can use it for years and styles to come. You can use any pattern you wish, but if you choose to use the All Things Jeans pattern, you will have the opportunity to try on sample jeans to quickly determine your best size and style.
Pamela has teamed up with Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method and Helen Bartley’s book Fit and Sew Custom Jeans to provide you with a complete fitting and sewing jeans experience.
Think about what you want for your jeans:
- Do you like a fitted jean or a looser style?
- How do you like your leg width and length?
- How about a choice of rise – low rise, high, or somewhere in between?
See jeans in many fabrics and styles, bootcut to boyfriend to skinny, and learn about fabric selection, preshrinking and notions needed. Whether your figure type is full, petite, or curvy, we will focus on fitting YOUR body.
Tissue fit. Fabric fit. Sew your jeans!
You will learn how to alter your pattern and to fit as you sew. Pamela will demonstrate all the iconic jeans techniques including yoke, pockets, fly zipper, threads, topstitching, waistbands, belt carriers, button, and buttonholes. Many of these details offer updated techniques that are fun to learn and execute.
Jeans Making Kit
For your convenience, we are offering a kit for sale that includes the pattern, preshrunk denim, interfacing, threads, zipper – everything you need to sew your perfect jeans. See the “Bring List” for ordering.
Join us for a Jeans adventure!
NYC FABRIC SHOPPING TOUR
The day after the workshop, join Pamela Leggett for a guided shopping tour of New York City’s fabric stores throughout the garment district. You will leave for NYC around 7:30 am and return around 9:00 pm. New York City is a fabulous place to visit and shop for fabrics, trims, buttons and so much more! Pamela will be your guide for the day to explore Mood (Project Runway’s store), B & J’s (Pamela’s favorite) and other stores in the Garment District. The $150 tour price includes transportation, the fabric tour, and lunch. Contact Pamela directly for more information and to reserve your spot — pamela
DINNER AND A MOVIE
If enough people are interested, we will order in dinner and watch a fashion-related movie. Pamela has several that you will enjoy (a customer favorite is the independent smash, Men Of The Cloth). There is no charge for this; everyone pays for their own dinner.
The Book You’ll Want to Have—Fit and Sew Custom Jeans
by Helen Bartley
Classic and Creative Sewing Techniques for Modern Patterns
There is nothing like wearing your own custom fit and sewn jeans! Start with a style you like and use this book by author and certified sewing instructor Helen Bartley to create a pair of jeans that fits your unique body and your unique style.