Jane Foster

Sewing and Design Classes
Featuring Reverse Applique
Style of Alabama Chanin

Katherine W

Laura used 2 layers of 100% cotton from Alabama Chanin. She stenciled the design on using a screen and design from Alabama Chanin. Using a foam brush, she stenciled each design by hand. When the design was dry it was thick, but after stitching and cutting away most of the painted fabric except the outline, it became truly a work of art.

Joy used a combination of cotton from Alabama Chanin and fabric from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics. Jane's Big Shirt top pattern was used and she modified the collar. The design came from a book by Alabama Chanin. Laura made a stencil of the design. She airbrushed the black paint on the fabric, and then used yellow thread to outline the design. This her favorite top and she wears it a lot.

Jeanne chose her perfect colors and used Joy's Alabama Chanin stencil to airbrush the design onto each panel of the skirt. The pattern was just one panel repeated. Then she stitched and cut and turned an elastic waist band.   As she sewed she changed thread to a thicker thread so it would show up better.

Vandana made this cute skirt in 4 panels. Two panels were made using reverse applique and two were made with applique. She used one of Jane's silk screens and added embroidery and beads. She made a top to go with the skirt.

Katherine and Joy enjoyed the event.

Katherine used 2 layers of cotton from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics. She airbrushed a metallic silver paint onto the top layer using an Alabama Chanin stencil she borrowed from Diana. The dress pattern came from Alabama Chanin's book for a paneled dress.

Linda loves coming to Jane's challenge shows.

Linda used a Marfy pattern and got her fabric from Alabama Chanin and also Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics. She used a silk screen of Jane's design and screened her designed onto the fabric. Linda loves to hand sew and this skirt will only have  hand stitches everywhere.

Sally is making a cardigan jacket, and she used one of her 
silk screens for the design. Sally has an Etsy business called
MissMouseSilkScreens were you can purchase screens.

Vicki finished her beautiful Alabama Chanin style skirt. She used an orange knit layer and a beige knit layer. The skirt was screened and then embroidered. Vicki loves this skirt

Joy loves this stitching so much she made 2 more garments. 
She purchased an Alabama Chanin stencil and used it to make this skirt. The underneath fabric layer is striped. With her left over fabric she made this top using a Marfy pattern, and added a little more reverse applique on the collar.

Maria made a Alabama Chanin style skirt. She designed the motif for the silk screening, and screened using different colored paints to get this Fall effect. Sally Baker made the silk screens (visit her on Etsy here).

Kathleen loves wearing her reverse applique skirt.

Jane used one layer of Alabama Chanin cotton and one layer of rayon knit. She used an Alabama Chanin stencil purchased by Diana, and airbrushed the design onto the fabric. The stitching is running and back stitches with a few beads added.