Analysing our bodies to make necessary adjhustments
Making those flat pattern adjustments
Making a toile to check adjustments and refining them
A possible tweak and toile again!
Make final adjustments to the pattern
Cut out our final fabric
Begin to sew up our jeans - learning tips and tricks from Debra along the way!
Once you have these skills mastered, you'll be making the best fitting jeans over and over again.
Skill level: This is a more advanced class so you will be a great grasp of sewing and construction, and confident with patterns and understanding pattern instructions. Above all, have a readiness to toile and toile again!
What you will learn:
How to take measurements for pants/jeans
To analyse your figure and measurements to make appropriate pattern alterations for your pants
How to cut, make and fit your jeans toile in calico/similar fabric
Make further alterations made from your jean toile
Cut out and begin making your pant in your chosen fabric
Make up jeans with techniques appropriate to jeans
What is included:
A printed pattern waiting for you in class to use and take home to keep
A pack of jeans & twin needles to keep
As much calico as you need for your toile
Light weight fusible interfacing
Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
13 hours of expert tuition with only a max of 6 students in the class
A fun and engaging atmosphere
Copius cups of tea and coffee, maybe even a homemade baked treat!
What you need to bring
Fabric of your choice for appropriate size - denim or other twill weave cotton or cotton canvas. More details in booking confirmation.
Matching Gutermann or Rasant thread, along with jeans top stitching thread (matching colour or contrasting)
0.5m cotton (homespun) lining for pockets
Jeans metal zipper 18- 20cm
Your trusty sewing machine along with all it's power cords and the foot pedal -
The machines accessories, especially all the feet
Overlocker - you can bring your own or use the one at the studio.
Your fabric scissors and sewing kit
11 & 12 September - 900am to 330pm
ABOUT DEBRA RYAN
Debra trained as a TAFE teacher of Fashion at East Sydney TAFE and taught a wide range of Fashion courses for TAFE NSW for sixteen years in regional NSW.
She later moved to Sydney in 2000 to work in a small business as a patternmaker/cutter, creating custom-made garments and custom alterations for individual clients, and continues to do so.
Debra also taught the Needlecraft Certificate at TAFE and is a passionate embroiderer and member of the Embroiderers Guild NSW.