Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design

Decades of Style Sewing Challenge

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Kathy D used a soft rayon fabric from Britex to make this 1930's Decades of Style #3005 Butterfly Blouse

"It is a wrap blouse with a saddle yoke at the shoulder and flowing, elbow-length sleeves. There is shirring at the shoulders in the front and ties that wrap around the back and meet at the front waist."

Vicki has beautiful hand stitching on her 1940's Decades of Style #4005 Girl Friday Blouse. She used a silk crepe de chine that was in her stash.

Her skirt is 1930's Stardust Decades of Style #3011 Stardust. The fabric is a textured rayon also from her stash. Three seams are piped beautifully.  


Kathy made another 1930's Decades of Style pattern #3006 Lily Jacket The fabric came from Fabric and Fabrics in NY. It has a slight stripe which we used to create a chevron in the back by cutting the fabric in different directions. Kathy flat piped the seams to accentuate them. She has fastened the jacket with covered snaps and added an attractive pin which we chose online.

Susie used the Decades of Style #3009 1930's Capelet for the Sewing Challenge. The buttons are gorgeous and she bought them in Paris. Everyone wanted to try on this capelet and loved it. We can expect to see many more of Jane's students making this cape. It’s basically a sleeveless jacket with a short cape.

Wai made this gorgeous silk chiffon blouse using the 1930's Decades of Style #3005 Butterfly Blouse. She found the fabric at Piedmont Fabrics. She soaked it in a gelatin solution before cutting it out and sewing it. This made it easier to handle, and she then washed out the gelatin when the garment was finished.

Barbara S used boiled wool to make this Decades of Style #5006 1950's Stole.

"It is a wide stole with a sleeve on the right side. The back of the stole wraps over the shoulder to the front where a flap conceals an opening for the left hand. Fully lined."


#4011 1940s Point Made Gown

"Its flattering design features a draped bodice and bias-cut inset pieces that tie at the waist".

"Asymmetrical neck line has fullness gathered or pleated into right shoulder. Back bodice extends to front at right shoulder in a point. Cap sleeves, side slit on full length gown, side zipper, snap opening at left shoulder. Skill level is medium."


Laura made this Decades of Style 1940's #4001 Apron from Val's Kitchen. What a cute apron.

"The apron has a separate neck piece, a heart-shaped pocket and it provides full frontal coverage for cooking. The edges are finished with bias binding. You can make this one out of just a bit more than one yard of fabric."

Thea used a rayon fabric to make this Decades of Style #3015 1930s Last Resort Beach PJs.

"One-piece beach pajamas have a daring V-neck in the back that plunges to the waist, slim fitting hips and wide pant legs. Tie across shoulder blades prevents wardrobe malfunctions. Center back invisible zipper and patch pockets."