I unexpectedly had the best experience. I was lucky enough to get into Jennifer Stern Hazeman's Jeans Fit class at the American Sewing Guild (ASG) conference here in Los Angeles and even ate breakfast with her (unexpectedly, she's taller than I imagined)! Fun with celebrity sewists - what a day!
Here is the link to her BLOG! We received, among a professional workbook the following jeans pattern (left). She has a khaki pattern that I already have (right).
Jennifer is delightful! I did get a perfectly fit pair of jeans seriously thick muslin - see below:
Seriously, Jennifer is probably the best sewing instructor I've run across. I must say she has excellent training skills she employs that are professional and exceed the standards for adult learning. Great job JS!
And she can really draft and fit patterns. The class had about 18-20 people (probably the max you can fit in a hands-on class) , and everyone had excellent results - and everyone had distinctly different figures. She was very fair and spent time with those learners that had difficulty understanding the pattern-making/fitting techniques.
All that said, I didn't need much personalized instruction as I was the only person in the class that had an almost perfect fit out of the box. I merely made changes for boot cut and a deeper slope in the back crotch line (a mere preference for me!) - I had quite the opposite experience in making my bodice sloper.
I would encourage all to attend the conference - I am thrilled at the variety of the workshops at the conference (bra-making!), and of the sewing level of the sewists attending. It gives me something to aspire to!
I'm working on alterations, my bodice sloper blouse and now, jeans! Fun!