Dates: 4/23/21 – 4/25/21
(In the event it is determined to be unsafe to proceed with the workshop as originally agreed due to COVID-19 pandemic, the retreat will be rescheduled to a future date 9/3-9/5).
Location: Madalynne Studios (3101 W Glenwood Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121 Additional Services: Teacher will bring sample jeans to event for students to try on prior to determining their sizing
Retreat details: Take your sewing to the next level and make your own custom jeans! While sewing jeans seems like it would be difficult, it doesn’t have to be – and instructor / Jeans Queen Lauren Taylor is going to show you just how easy (and fun!) it can be!
Students will learn using the Ginger Jeans from Closet Core Patterns* – a classic high- rise skinny jean made with stretch denim. We will go over everything you need to know to make a professional looking pair of jeans – choosing the correct size, performing minor pattern alterations and basic fitting adjustments, tips for accurate topstitching, serged seam finishes, an easy fly front zipper, and installing all that fun hardware! We will kick off the weekend with a half day to choose your size (we will have samples of the Ginger Jeans pre-made so you can try them on!) and cutting and marking your denim. You will leave with not only a new pair of jeans, but also the knowledge and empowerment to make more on your own!
* Please Note: The Ginger jeans pattern is available in sizes 0-20. For sizes 20-28, students can use the Ames Jeans pattern from Cashmerette instead. Prior sewing experience is required to take this class. You must be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine, and have sewn at least one garment pattern. This class is best suited for intermediate seamstresses or adventurous
beginners with a little experience under their belt.
Cost is all inclusive (18 hours of teaching, food, snacks, beverages, sewing machines, tools, etc) except for jeans making kits. Madalynne will provide students with a list to purchase the fabrics + trims prior to the workshop.