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make*do*mend: The Ginger Jeans Weekend Workshop with Heather Lou//Closet Case Files Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

$ 425.00

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We are beyond excited to have the opportunity to host Heather Lou from Closet Case Files. You’re finally ready to take on jeans or figure out just what you’ve been missing. Join us as we welcome Heather for a two-day weekend workshop in the studio! It’s a weekend of learning, sewing and fun memories, and of course - a pair of jeans to lead to more pairs!

About the weekend:

We start the weekend on Friday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. Come on by and join us for refreshments and a chance to meet your fellow students and Heather! It’s also a great time to grab last-minute supplies so you’re ready to roll on Saturday morning. If it’s your first time at Drygoods, you can also check out the studio so you’re familiar before class.

Saturday, May 27th 10:30 to 5:30

You’ll arrive and dive into fitting** and get going on making your own pair of Gingers! A midday break will have a lunch spread available. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you might have. We’ll have french press coffee in the morning and light snacks available throughout the day.

Sunday, May 28th 10:30 to 5:30

You’re at the half way point and will continue finishing the jeans until the end of class at 5:30 p.m. you may come and go as your schedule permits. We’ll have french press coffee in the morning and light snacks available throughout the day.

**In order to set you up for success during the workshop, you’ll want to come to class on Saturday with your pattern pieces cut and basted. Need help? We are here for you! We’ll be scheduling a bonus prep studio with local attendees. Headed in from out of town? Never fear, we’ll get you going too.

Experience Level: Intermediate, you’re very comfortable with the sewing machine and many sewing concepts. You’ve completed at least one or two other garments from a commercial pattern. You’re looking to learn more about fit, precision, and increased skills/techniques, and also have fun with seven other cool makers and learn directly from the pattern maker!

Materials Needed:

  • Ginger Jeans Pattern by Closet Case Files
  • 2 to 3 yards of stretch PREWASHED denim (with at least 2% stretch) per pattern size
  • 1/2 yard PREWASHED cotton print for lining/pockets (a fun print is a great option too)
  • 1/2 yard fusible interfacing
  • 1 jean zipper
  • Rivets (optional)
  • All-purpose matching thread
  • Topstitching thread 

Interested in a hardware kit? Let us know and you can purchase from Heather directly at class.

All general supplies for class are available at Drygoods Design where you’ll receive 15% off for class!

Price: $425 (includes use of studio machines, tools and space,14 hours of instruction with Heather Lou of Closet Case Files, Friday reception, Saturday lunch and morning refreshments both days. You’ll also receive a bonus studio prep session prior to class to ensure you’re ready for the weekend workshop (if needed or works with your schedule)

About the Ginger Jeans Pattern:

With a modern and flattering cut, Ginger Jeans are the daily staple you’ll reach for again and again. View A features a comfortable low rise with narrow stovepipe legs. View B is sexy and high-waisted with skinny legs and a tummy-slimming pocket stay.  Engineered to be as flattering as possible, Ginger Jeans feature subtly shaped back pockets to highlight the curve of the bum, slimming side seams and a higher back rise to prevent peekabooty. Designed for stretch denim, Ginger Jeans will hug you in all the right places.

A little about Heather, in her words:

"I’m Heather Lou, a Montreal based sewing blogger, pattern designer & teacher. I rediscovered sewing a few years ago when I realized my relationship with shopping was financially, environmentally and ethically unsound. I was sick of being in debt, and sick of being enslaved to the fast fashion cycle. Learning to sew changed my life; few things in life give you as much pleasure as making things.

I am extraordinarily passionate about sewing and the power it can have over your creativity, body image and general well being. Building your skills and pushing your sewing practice to new levels doesn't just benefit your wardrobe; it's a tremendous confidence and self esteem booster, with a quantifiable trickle down effect into other areas of your life. I love teaching people how to tap into that sewing mojo and am so excited to share everything I've learned.

If you'd like to stay in touch, check out my blog Closet Case Files, where I write frequently about sewing, DIY and style."

All classes at Drygoods Design require prepayment and registration. In some cases, day-of sign up is available. No refunds are offered for classes. Cancellations received 72 hours before the day of class, will be able to redistribute their class fees to another class. Cancellations received less than 72 hours before the day of class or no-shows forfeit their class fees entirely. We are unable to guarantee the same class or session will be available for rescheduling. Late arrivals, more than 15 minutes, may forfeit their fees and place in class. Please no animals in class.  Please no animals in class. If you require special accommodations or the attendance of a certified service animal, please let us know.

****By submitting your order you agree to the above terms and conditions of classes at Drygoods Design. 

*Please note that classes are subject to change or cancellation based on low attendance.