Level 6 - Advanced Dressmaker

Making Your Custom Fit Jeans

Have you always wanted custom fitting jeans? Are you an experienced dressmaker looking to further develop your skills? Learn how to make a pair of jeans to your body measurements in this fun two-day workshop.

Using your choice of either the Closet Core Ginger Jeans (skinny fit), Cashmerette Ames Jeans (skinny or straight fit), or the Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans (rigid denim - 4 styles) you will learn how to make yourself a gorgeous pair of denim jeans.

The Ginger Jeans are designed for stretch denim and can be made as either a comfortable low rise jean with narrow stovepipe legs or a high-waisted jean with skinny legs and a tummy-slimming pocket stay. Available in US sizes 0 - 20.

The Ames are designed for stretch denim and can be made as either skinny or straight fit. Available in US sizes 12 - 28, they can be tailored for apple or pear shapes. Featuring a high rise and pocket stay for secret smooth shaping, these jeans are flattering and versatile.

The Dawns are a classic high waisted rigid jean pattern set. Includes four cuts and multiple lengths for tall, regular and cropped. Pattern features a high rise to sit on the natural waist, button fly (you will be taught how to change this to a zippered fly), close fit through the waist and hips and classic jeans details. This pattern is available in AUS sizes 0 - 20 or we can print the PDF Dawn Curve for your class in sizes 14 - 30. Due to time limitations and to ensure you get the right fit on your jeans, you will not be able to do the button fly front option on this pattern in the class.

PLEASE NOTE - If the class is showing as fully booked, please contact us on [email protected] and we can check availability. Sometimes we can experience a glitch in the website where the workshop appears as fully booked when it is not. We are fixing it as soon as possible.

Running Time
2 consecutive days 10am - 4.30pm

About this workshop

Prior to attending your workshop date you will also get a 30 mins 1 to 1 zoom chat with our expert tutor. They will discuss jeans fitting issues with you, and advise what pattern adjustments may be necessary to help you to make a pair of jeans that fit your body shape perfectly.

Further Information

  • How to construct the jeans to your size and make simple fitting alterations
  • How to use decorative topstitching in the construction of the jeans
  • How to make a traditional five pocket construction
  • How to attach jean patch pockets
  • How to make a jean fly front with a zip
  • How to make a contoured waistband

Level 6 - please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you

Depending on your past level of experience and your choice of pattern, you may not completely finish the project in the two days.

  • Jeans hardware notions required for your project (Prym jeans buttons, Prym rivets, Prym denim machine needles, 7” YKK metal teeth zip with ochre tape, x1 100m reel Gutermann Denim top-stitch thread) Please note you will still need to purchase sewing thread to match the colour of your denim.
  • 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
  • 10% off full priced fabrics & Prym haberdashery you purchase on the Saturday of your class
  • Your own copy of either the Closet Core Ginger Jeans, Cashmerette Ames Jeans, Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans, or Dawn Curve Jeans (PDF Print out) to make your own at home again and again
  • Use of all sewing machines, overlockers, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or visit some of the lovely local cafes)

Fabric -This will depend on the style that you choose and the size you are making, please get in touch with us for detailed advice. To allow more time to choose we recommend that you pick your fabric in advance but we can help you choose something from the shop on the day as well. We also advise for you to wash your fabric in advance, to allow for any shrinkage beforehand, instead of once you've made your gorgeous pair of jeans!

Matching thread to match your colour of denim

Fusible Interfacing

Becca Porter

Becca has been creating with a needle and thread for as long as she can remember and discovered the world of dressmaking in her teens. She quickly became hooked, spending all her free time glued to her machine and developing her skills. Since then she's taught many others to sew too and now teaches online workshops for the pattern company Sew Over It.

Becca enjoys spending time on the details; getting patterns to match, nailing the position of a pocket or producing perfect topstitching. She loves sharing her passion with others, helping them create clothing that they love and feel proud of.

Dates & Times

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