Take your time – The Harlene Dungarees

Take your time – The Harlene Dungarees


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Our ‘take your time’ workshops series is available now!

The choice to sew a project you love, with us, when it suits you best. The best way to learn is when you are ready and i’ll be here waiting for ya x

Check out the details below.



Whats the deal?

TYT – Take your time!

  • Choose a project that tickles your fancy, then
  • Cherry pick some days that suit your timetable,
  • Come into the studio to work on your project. Boom Magic!

I will be here, as always, guiding you through the entire process, step by step at your own pace.

Together we will cover a variety of best practice techniques during the  sessions, as you methodically sew a beautifully well made finished garment!

You have 3 months to complete your garment, so there is no pressure for you to make concrete plans until it works for you!

Accommodating AF!

The Road Map -

Session 1 – Consultation – 3 hours 

I will make contact to arrange our first session! Exciting

  • We will have a chat about everything and make a start
  • We will take your measurements correctly and make notes
  •  You will choose the version you would like to make
  • You will cut out your paper pattern
  • We will make a plan for quality and quantity of fabric required

Homework– Purchase fabric. Pre wash, dry and iron your cloth ready for your next session.

Session 2 – Studio Block – 3 hours

Make a start on your delicious garment!

  • Lay out your pre-washed fabric
  • Transfer markings and notches etc
  • Cut out your fabric pieces
  • Set up machine and check tension etc
  • Sew bib pocket
  • Sew back pockets
  • Sew front bib

Homework– Have a look at some Topstitching on your favourite denim pieces. Notice any cool patterns?

Session 3 – Studio Block – 3 hours

Here is where we do the guts of the sewing, so some crisps to keep those sugar levels up for both me and you.

  • Attach pocket to bib
  • Sew dart in pants back
  • Stitch on back patch pockets
  • Sew false fly
  • Sew centre front seam
  • Sew back pocket and bag

Homework– Holy smokes thats was a big session. Go to bed and relax already.

Session 4 – Studio Block – 3 hours

Another big day of sewing ahead of us, so lets get cracking.

  • Finish back side pockets
  • Attach front waist facing
  • Sew back  legs together
  • Sew side button plackets
  • Stitch centre back bib
  • Topstitch
  • Sew and topstitch back straps

Homework– Go for a walk around the park, your mind needs a bloody good deep breath of fresh air after that!

Session 5 – Studio Block – 3 hours

Another big day of sewing ahead, and its gonna be hard work so have a good breakfast.

  • Attach straps to back bodice
  • Attach back bodice to trouser legs
  • Finish back side button plackets
  • Sew inside leg seams – topstitch
  • Sew outside leg seam – topstitch

Hows bout dem apples? Check out the FAQ’s below, if you have any further questions hit me up x

Session 6 – Studio Block – 3 hours

Final stretch, gonna get that hardware in and smash out that frustration thus far!

  • Secure button placket
  • Attach hardware
  • Buttonhole plackets on side seams
  • Attach buttons
  • Finish the hem of the dungarees
  • Try your dungarees on and do some squats
  • Tidy up your creative mess and get back on the farm cowboy

Hows bout dem apples? Check out the FAQ’s below, if you have any further questions hit me up x

The Harlene Dungarees FAQ's

How tricky is this?

Fucking tricky. The amount of topstitching will make your eyes water but there are also some very clever techniques to master. Make sure you are confident with your topstitching aye?

What do I need to bring?

Just fabric! We will provide you your own pattern to keep, thread, interfacing, all the fastenings and hardware and machines for all of the workshops.  Easy Peasy x

Can I come in the evenings?

Yes! Our workshop calendar allows for late night sewing on some evenings. We will talk through this at the consultation to see what works best for you.

What about Weekends?

Yup! Saturdays are the busiest day, which in a sense makes this a better experience. Some Sundays will be available too depending on demand.

What if I don't finish?

But what if you do? Nah that’s cool. Just book in some more studio time and make those finishing touches.

Can I change my bookings last minute

Sort of. Its kinda uncool to leave people hanging last minute, we have prepared and arranged for your arrival, but I also know life is tricky. Just try to be respectful and we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

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Take your time – The Harlene Dungarees