Finch Weekend Workshop: Ginger Jeans with Lladybird
A typical Finch event.... loads of fun and never just a workshop. Lunch out each full day at the Sidebar carriage house.
We are sooo exited to have Lauren Taylor, author of the blog Lladybird, back at Finch for a special workshop!
Take your sewing to the next level and make your own custom jeans! While sewing jeans seems like it would be scary and hard, it doesn't have to be - and instructor Lauren Taylor is going to show you just how easy (and fun!) it can be!
Students will learn how to make jeans using the Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case 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, 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 muslins of the pattern pre-made so you can try them on!) and cutting and marking your denim. Construction will begin on Saturday and go all through the weekend. Please note that while this is not a pants-fitting class, Lauren will cover basic flat pattern alterations and minor fitting adjustments as needed for each individual body :)
Lauren has been sewing and teaching Garment Sewing for years, she is super talented, and so fun to be around!
Prior sewing experience is required to take this class. You must be comfortable
threading and operating a sewing machine.
Take a look at Lauren's blog! You'll feel our excitement too: https://lladybird.com.
Supplies (all available at Finch!):
We will communicate with you about your jeans kit prior to class. We'll have all the specific supplies you'll need prior to class.
Friday | July 26th 6:30-8:30 PM: Cheese Board, Wine, and Fitting + Cutting with Lauren!
Saturday | July 27th: 9:00 AM to 5 PM workshop (you'll have one hour free time to grab lunch out in Downtown Historic Leesburg).
Sunday | July 28th: 10 AM to 5 PM workshop (one hour break for lunch).
And due to the popularity of this fun event, we have secured a second workshop!
Friday | December 6th 6:30-8:30 PM: Cheese Board, Wine, and Fitting + Cutting with Lauren!
Saturday | December 7th: 9:00 AM to 5 PM workshop (you'll have one hour free time to grab lunch out in Downtown Historic Leesburg).
Sunday | December 8th: 10 AM to 5 PM workshop (one hour break for lunch).