58 Responses to “NYC Part 3: Pants-Making at WORKROOM SOCIAL”

  1. Shar (@impied) at 4:46 pm #

    OMG I am also having feelings towards that machine (Kim’s). Do you know what model it is? WANT

  2. homemaker4hire at 5:19 pm #

    You know you wanna come teach this class in San Francisco… because then I can drive down and take it… just planting the idea!

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:23 pm #

      Haha! I totally would – always wanted to visit San Francisco πŸ™‚ Find me a place to teach at and I will πŸ™‚

  3. catherine at 6:11 pm #

    ONE MORE REASON!!!!! To fly across the country and visit one of my favorite places on earth. Or…. You girls could come to California…. Surfing…. Sewing…. Yoga….. Pie……We could make it happen!! I’d love to learn how to correctly fit pants. And throw a few laughs in.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:24 pm #

      It’s worth the visit! Plus, you’d be in New York, which is enough grounds for a vacation in itself πŸ™‚ Although you’ve made California sound PRETTY NICE, can’t deny that!

    • catherine at 9:02 pm #

      Alrighty then! I’m gonna work on the California, Surfing, Sewing, Yoga, Pie. It can happen, may take a bit of time, but I have vision. πŸ™‚

  4. Lynda Thomas at 6:56 pm #

    Here is another vote for California. Live in the SF Bay Area and would love
    To take the pants class

    Btw, when in London be sure to get to Liberty. Fantastic store unlike anything we have in the US and they have great fabric.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:25 pm #

      I’m open to traveling anywhere as long as I can find someplace to host the class πŸ™‚ Never been to California (truth – I’ve never been farther west than St. Louis HAHA), so I wouldn’t know where to start!

      Oh, and I definitely plan on hitting up Liberty! I doubt I will be able to afford anything, but experience is good enough for me πŸ™‚

  5. Liz at 7:16 pm #

    I would pay CASH MONEY if you did this class at, for instance, Modern Domestic in PDX! Pants are scary. But none of them fit me and I’m gonna conquer them anyway!

    • Angela at 12:34 pm #

      As a fellow PDX resident, I second this motion.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:28 pm #

      Ohh, that place looks awesome! I wonder if they take guest teachers πŸ™‚

  6. Nnen at 10:25 pm #

    This class looks amazing! Longtime lurker and big fan here, I was seriously just trying to justify flying across the Atlantic for your next class (from Manchester). Hell, I might just do it anyway. πŸ™‚ and I can’t believe you’ve never taken a sewing class!! Amazing. And. Ooh that machine looks good!.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:30 pm #

      Well, we are talking about round #2 of the pants intensive, so you might have a good excuse to come over here πŸ™‚ Turn it into a long holiday – you’ll be in NYC after all! (just bring an extra suitcase for all the fabric you’ll be snapping up in the Garment District :)). And yep, no sewing classes for me! Not for lack of trying – there was never anything offered here when I was learning, so I had to teach myself hahahaah

  7. Chickeys at 10:50 pm #

    This Seattle girl hollers a big YES PLEASE for a West Coast pants party time! I would be so into this, I can’t even. πŸ™‚

  8. Mertxe at 1:08 am #

    Girl, I f**king love your eyebrows!

  9. happysewer at 1:12 am #

    I’d love to do this but NYC is a touch too far from the UK 😞

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:31 pm #

      Getting to visit NYC is worth a trip though, right?? πŸ™‚ I wish I could come to the UK to teach something like this, but I think the travel expenses would be too much 😦 Worth looking into, though!

  10. Molly Lindell at 2:25 am #

    You and everyone look like you’re really enjoying yourselves.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:32 pm #

      I think it’s safe to say that we were all having a helluva a good time πŸ™‚

  11. Tilly Buttons at 5:10 am #

    You guys! I want a crotch buddy too.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:33 pm #

      Do we need to do some crotch-grabbing while I’m over there in November? HAHA that sounds waaaaay worse than it should!!

  12. Jennifer Blackman at 8:59 am #

    I would love for you to do another pants class! Especially if it were in Nashville because that is only a 3 hour drive from my house. πŸ™‚ It would be awesome to get to know you and learn some awesome new techniques from you.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:33 pm #

      Yeeeahhh Nashville! I don’t know if we have the market for a class like this, but yo, I’m always available for a private lesson πŸ™‚ Or bring a friend and we could do a mini-class!

  13. sallie at 9:18 am #

    THIS LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN!!! AaaahhH!!!! Totally wish I was there, sandwiched in between you sweet ladies, talking about crotch curves! And that lovely Singer looks like the newer version of mine! It’s a beast!

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:34 pm #

      I wish you had been there too! Maybe next time! πŸ™‚

  14. Jenny Rushmore at 2:48 pm #

    Do you like my awesome side eye to Jen’s bum in the second photo? That’s mad jealousy, that.

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:35 pm #

      I wasn’t going to say anything, but you are seriously working one of the best side-eye/resting bitchface that I’ve ever seen and it’s amazing.

  15. ekabby111 at 2:49 pm #

    Does Landon know about this alleged “crotch buddy?”

    • LLADYBIRD at 3:35 pm #

      Landon has decided to be ok with it, after I threatened that any other response would not be acceptable.

      • ekabby111 at 9:23 pm #

        Tell him I have a number he can call — he doesn’t have to live like this.

    • Jenny Rushmore at 5:32 pm #

      I paid him off.

  16. Sal at 7:36 pm #

    With reference to the nasty girls on the nasty site. Do you know how jealous, rude, envious and nasty you seem? Do you know that your comments about people make you look so bad, and that actually yes we do think the people you are silly enough to be jealous about are very talented. We do like their clothes. We do admire their skills and talents. Do you think all you need is technical know how? No, you need a lot more than that to succeed and these people do because they have it. How spiteful and viciously rude you are, and how very inaccurate and lacking in critical skills you are. Anyone on that site being spoken about in disparaging ways, should rest assured that they are the people with the lack and not those they are so despicable and disdainful about. They should be ashamed of their horribleness. They have the nerve to be discussing visas when visiting UK to work and the person you are going to be working with. Yes she is trained, but anyway who cares, the skills which are self evident are what matters. Cocoa isn’t just a popular drink. Pieces of paper mean nothing in the end. Jealousy is such an ugly trait!

    • LLADYBIRD at 8:27 pm #

      Those forums are so ridiculous. I have no idea what they might be saying about me, since I wouldn’t dare read my thread (and I would hope that they continue to have the courtesy of keeping the chatter away from my site), but I’m sure very little of it is actually true.

      Hate reading is such a weird concept to me. If someone is annoying you that much… stop keeping up with them?

      Anyway, thank you, Sal β™₯

  17. Katie at 8:41 pm #

    Omg, yes, yes, yes! Do it again next year in NYC ’cause I want to come.

  18. kathrin306 at 3:13 am #

    Hey Lauren,
    It really looks like fun and ohhhh yes, I would take such a class! I’m a beginner and I know nothing about fitting. Unfortunately I’m from Germany and it won’t be possible to fly around the World only for sewing πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day!

  19. jumliana at 7:37 am #

    I would superlysuper take a weekend with you people to sew some pants.!
    I mean that, I would take a plane from as far away as Brazil and would go there to do that! totally! (also, it would be a greaaaat excuse to finally be in NY). But y’all gotta schedule a few months before it happens, dollars are expensive and I need to save some money.

    well, I guess I’m done with crotch talking for a few weeks now. hahah!

    nice post, wish I could have been there.

    • jumliana at 7:38 am #

      ps.: your hair is amazing in these pictures.

  20. Jen at 3:04 pm #

    Thanks for the mention. NOW I’M ON MY FAVORITE SEWING BLOG! I’m going to brag all night. πŸ™‚

  21. Kelly at 6:44 am #

    If you did another one, I would totally try and tie it in with visiting the US/New York. Trousers terrify me!

  22. Meagan at 12:45 pm #

    Ahhh! Now I want to make ALL the cardigans. Seriously, I’ve been tempted by a couple other patterns, but the Jenna takes the cake for cardis.

  23. anothersewingscientist at 3:59 pm #

    I remember staring blankly and you and asking, “Who’s the fourth Jennifer?” “Uhhh, me!” Did you never mention this before, or am I just being stunned?!?

    • LLADYBIRD at 4:08 pm #

      Haha naw, it’s not common knowledge that my first name is Jennifer (it’s also not a secret, fwiw). The only time I really hear myself called that is if I’m at the doctor’s or in court πŸ˜›


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