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Blue Print to Blue Jeans
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Blue Print to Blue Jeans Online Class
chicagochef

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Subject: blue jeans class Date: 5/4/10 11:22 AM

Hi Jennifer,

Will we start with a commercial pattern? And if so which one do you recommend?
I am so excited about this class - of all the things I sew - blue jeans just seemed out of reach somehow. I live in my jeans and I always will.
The thought of making my own is pretty thrilling.
Thanks,
Colette

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Jennifer Stern
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Subject: Recommendations for Jeans Patterns Date: 5/4/10 1:48 PM

Hi Colette,

The good news is that this class will start by first showing you how to make some of the most common adjustments to any jeans pattern. I don't have a lot of experience with other jean patterns besides the ones that I designed. (I have a misses' and a women's version). I do know that Jalie's Women's Stretch Jeans Pattern was PatternReview's Pattern of the Year for 2009. And, you can definitely go to the sewing pattern review page and read reviews of various jeans patterns. I think teaching this class with students who are working with various patterns will help broaden my knowledge base so I can make recommendations in the future. Please let me know if you have more questions. Thanks Jennifer

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Subject: Jeans class Date: 5/8/10 10:02 AM

I am registered to take your workshop in Atlanta at the ASG Conference. Besides in person hands on - how do these 2 differ? Can the videos be saved?

msinkymae
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Date: 5/12/10 11:30 PM

Hi Jennifer,
I'm really excited about this class. I think there is something unbelievably cool about being able to make your own jeans. My one question is what sewing level should I have to join this class? I'm a beginner, but I like to think that I catch on fast!

Thanks,
Karen
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Subject: Taking this class Date: 5/13/10 7:24 AM

Hi Karen,

I just answered a similar question from another beginner on another discussion board... (This was my answer to her).

If you know how to use your sewing machine and you can accurately sew seams that look neat and straight that's most of the battle. (neat and straight are important when you are topstitching!)

If you think about jeans as a whole project it's very intimidating. But if you look at each step as a mini-project, it's mostly a lot of straight sewing. There are no "hard" parts to making jeans, just lots of steps. I think it depends on how you feel about a challenge. If you want to make jeans, and are willing to take it step-by-step, I'm willing to help you do it. If you think it's a little too much right now, I'll stay posted and help when you're ready to jump in!

Plus, if you think you "catch on quickly" then, I would go for it...I'm always trying stuff I don't know how to do, that's how I got where I am today, I love it!

Jennifer Stern
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Subject: Re: Jeans class Date: 5/13/10 7:27 AM

Hi Claudiaeg,

This class goes over both basic fitting and construction. In the ASG class we will be concentrating on fitting a muslin. First we'll try on muslins to get a good starting size to work with, then we'll fine-tune them to make a custom fitting muslin. You'll leave that class with a muslin that fits great! (So your pattern will be ready to go when you want to start your jeans in denim.) hope that clears it up. (I look forward to working with you in Altanta!) Jen

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Date: 5/13/10 3:33 PM

Thanks Jennifer - I'll be taking "both" classes. Looks like there will be more construction in the PatternReview online.
Claudia

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Subject: That sounds perfect! Date: 5/13/10 3:40 PM

That should like a great idea to me!!! "See ya" at the first chat!

Sparkles as SamSews
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Date: 5/17/10 10:54 PM

Hi Jennifer,

Will you be offering this class again this year? I am not able to a work on jeans right now, but I love making jeans (will be working on jeans in a couple months). I have questions about men jeans fit. I will use my own pattern for class, whenever I can attend and sew along with class.

Are you using Rivets for your jeans?

Thank you, Sparkles

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I have just registered for November class
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Until the next time, Happy Sewing! Sparkles
"Sew Much To Learn"

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Subject: Re: Pre Registration Q&A Date: 5/18/10 6:29 AM

Hi Sparkles,

I think the plan is to offer this class again. I look forward to sewing with you when you have time to work on it. I am going to show how to use rivets in class. (I think a rivet or two is one of the quickest ways to give your jeans a RTW look! Plus, they are soon easy!) Jen

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