Sunday, January 30, 2011

Perfect Fit Jeans w/ Rae Cumbie

What wonderful sewing weekend!   Seven ladies and I enjoyed a weekend of sewing with Rae Cumbie, Threads Magazine and Sew News magazine author.

The August/September 2010 issue of Sew News Magazine featured an article by Rae called DIY Jeans.  In both the class and article Rae discusses, selecting the right denim, zipper selection, keeping a jeans journal, perfecting fit, faux fly zipper construction and the order of constructing your jeans.  So you may be thinking, why take the class.  Well most sewers are trying to perfect fit.  It was beneficial to have Rae assist in helping us acheive the perfect fitting jeans.  Rae has been fitting and constructing bridal gowns and custom clothing for over 20 years.  She knows what good fit looks like.
Over the two days, we all completed several mockups.  The mockups were needed to assess to our fit issues.  Once Rae assessed the issues, she pinned the changes that would need to be transferred to the pattern.  It is impossible to perfect fit in one mockup.  The ladies and I then made another mockup to reflect  these changes.  All of us had to do a second and sometimes third mockup.  The ladies were quite pleased with the skills they learned and to finally having a pair of well fitting jeans. 

If you want perfect fitting jeans, to learn how to fit, to adjust a pattern and to have fun.  You won't want to miss Rae's next Jean Fitting class. To learn when Rae will teach again at the Sassy SEWer - Sewing Lounge go the the website or join us on Facebook

Thank You to Rae Cumbie and all the ladies who participated.  


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