Jane Foster

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Fran just finished her French couture jacket and skirt. The fabric came from Britex, and the silk charmeuse lining is quilted to the jacket.

She used the fringed selvedge as part of the trim. The other trim is also from Britex. She then embroidered an attractive stitch with a color that ties in the jacket. It all works together with the pencil skirt. Great job Fran!!

Wai's coat is soft and light, and of course matching the plaid was the focus with Jane. She lined the coat in silk charmeuse. The pattern was Butterick B6107. It's a beautiful coat.

Barbara B is wearing a jacket made in a linen like fabric with slight contrasting trim. She used Vogue V8982 pattern.

Susie finished her gorgeous red wool coat. It is lined with silk charmeuse . She purchased the soft wool from B. Black and Sons in Los Angeles, and used an Italian pattern by Marfy.

Kathy chose this fabric as a remnant at Britex. It is a good weight and is a woven stretch. She worked an amazing chevron for the center back seam, and did some more matching for the raglan sleeves. I know she loves the comfort of the jacket with the front zipper.

Jane feels SO blessed to be a part of all the creations of my students.

Lisa C has made many quilts. Here are two quilts plus quilted shams and pillow cases made with Kaffee Fasset fabric! She feels like she’s sleeping in a garden.

Susie had fun making this colorful rug. It is a kit she bought using a jelly roll (2.5" strips). After it was stitched, we blocked it on the pressing pad and steamed it all with the steamer. Then lit was left to dry flat. Susie will definitely make more.

Lisa made this cherry rug using Kaffe Fasset fabrics cut into 2.5 inch strips. The strips are backed with batting, folded in half, edges turned under, and then zig zagged together. You can watch a YouTube video to see how its done.

Diana has finished her first oval rug made with one jelly roll of Kaffe Fassett fabric. She has cleverly added drawer lining to the back to control slipping. Diana is now making a double jelly roll oval rug! They will both look stunning in her kitchen. 

JoAnn has just finished this wonderful ensemble in time for her cruise from Japan to Alaska! The duster is cut from a kantha quilt from India made from wedding and evening saris. JoAnn made a silk noil shel and pants to wear with it, and she put the same bands on the coat.

This close up shows the fabrics used and all the stitching.

The delicate blue silk fabric came from a trip to Hong Kong Kathy D took last year. She used an Italian Marfy pattern, and the front of the blouse is cut on the bias which creates a lovely draped neckline.

Kathy D used a StyleArc pattern to sew this two sided knit crossover top.

Kathy just finished this lovely designer jacket. She bought the fabric from the studio and lined it with silk charmeuse. The shelvedge was so nice that she used it as a trim in places. The pattern is a vintage Vogue designer original that was in the Jane's studio stash.

Lisa used her new Babylock Solaris machine to embroider this shirt.

Carol finished another great knit dress. This fabric is Lillestoff from Germany and the pattern is one she created.

Carol T. gave Jane this great knit fabric from Lillestoff. Jane didn’t use a pattern but draped it on her Uniquely You dress form. The yoke was a bit plain, so she used a triple needle, sometimes called a drilling needle, to add some interesting lines in red thread.

Diana looks really nice in her Folkwear #118 Tibetan Panel Coat .

She chose perfect colors for her harmoney.

Jane's knit dress is made using StyleARC's Serena pattern.

Here is one of the many quilts Lisa is making.

JoAnn bought this lovely knit fabric at Piedmont fabrics. Jane had the pattern in her studio that worked perfectly for her top.

Liddy finished her cute kantha coat using the Genevieve StyeArc pattern. It was started on Jane's Asilomar Sewing Retreat. She gets lots of complements on her coat. Another student bought the quilt online from India.

Vicki Z is wearing her latest dress made in a red ponte knit. It slips over the head and has a beautiful full skirt. The pattern is Vogue V8871.

Vicki Z made her first pair of printed knit pants. They have an elastic waist and will be comfortable and stylish. She plans to copy the pattern of this red jacket.

Diana just finished her coat made from a Kanta quilt. It looks so good on her, and she loves it. She bound all the edges and inside seams with silk dupioni. She used a Loes Hinse pattern.

Susie finished another Kantha coat.. It has a shawl collar and is bound in black faille.

Kathy D bought this silk remnant at Britex, and made this fun divided skirt.

Vandana R made this linen vest using Katherine Tilton's pattern Butterick B5891. Its a fun piece to wear over tops and sweaters. The buttons were small, so she and Jane decided to put them in pairs.

Santina made this cute top. She used her own pattern.

Santina made another top using her own pattern. She and Jane played with the neckline. They cut a strip 8” wide, folded it, and created the twist as it was sewn on by offsetting the edges of the folded strip. It looks beautiful, and nicely fills in the neckline of her pattern,

JoAnn B made this top at Jane's Sewing Retreat at the Mercy Center. Sally Baker had generously provided the paints, and screens. You can see Sally's screens on her Etsy website.

Katie is enjoying Granville Market in Vancouver, and is wearing the couture jacket made by her mom Barbara M. The fabric came from Britex Fabrics.

Wai made this designer dress and jacket.

She used silk by Oscar De La Renta.

Carol has another great dress she made using her favorite fabric from the German Company Lillestoff.

Joy finished the edges with binding on her new top.

Kathy made her second Marfy 4009 dress.

Susie B used Marcy Tilton's Vogue 8876 pattern for her dress made with fabric from JoAnn Fabrics. Looks great!

JoAnn made a few new gored skirts for the summer.

Babara S used her own pattern to create this wool top.

Kathy D made this lovely dress and is off to a party.

Susie's raw edge applique quilt is finished.

Janice designed this top. She left the ruffle edges raw.

Jasna made a top using one of her favorite patterns. She copied this pattern from a ready to wear top she found in a store in Carmel, CA. Everyone in Jane's studio had fun trying this garment on.

Pat made this lovely top with a Christine Jonson pattern. It had a turtle neck but we thought it would be more practical with a simple neckline. I love this look.

Michele made this dress for her god daughter for Halloween. It is based of the dress worn by Tiana, the dark skinned princess. Jane helped in this effort by making the pattern.

Note the side flare and peplum.

Cathy found this amazing knit at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics. The pattern is Marcy Tilton's Vogue 9057.

Carol T's new dress.

Ellen has made several quilts recently. She often gives them to friends. I am sure the one above will be enjoyed.

Another quilt by Ellen.

Diana made this cool summer dress using a Decades of Style pattern Given a Chance Dress.

Sally made this top using StyleArc's Terry-Tie-Cardi pattern.

Jean designed a top out of this striped knit fabric. The pattern was her own and she did a great job of matching all those various width stripes.

Maria has made another jacket with the French couture technique of quilting the lining and not using any facings. The fashion boucle was all underlined with silk organza, and then lined with silk charmeause. The charmeuse lining needed Maria’s artistic touch , and so she added fabric paint! The beautiful boucle fabric came from Mendel Goldberg in New York. This is an outstanding jacket.

This colorful blouse is by Gertie for Butterick (B6217). The fabric is also offered by Gertie. Susie did not use the patterns front bow.

Susie made the skirt using her own pattern. The jacket was a collection of different patterns, and she and Jane styled it as they went. it is a very nice little day suit.

Carol always makes wonderful knit tops. She gets her inspiration from garments she sees online from Europe. This terry fabric came from “Lillestoff”. She buys her patterns on line , and a lot of them are written in German, but the drawings are good so it is understandable.

Barbara is enjoying wearing her new warm and comfortable shirt. The fabric came from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley. She created the pattern herself.

Diana just completed this beautiful French couture coat. The fabric came from Mendel Goldberg Fabrics in New York. The silk lining came from Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics and the trim from Britex Fabrics. The fastening is a concealed zipper. Diana knitted the shawl with linen yarn from Ireland. This is a lovely ensemble.

JoAnn, who is fairly new to the studio, just finished a cute quilt for a friend’s baby. So nice to machine embroider Emily’s name on it too.

Jane made this dress out of tencel for her daughter-in-law. The pattern is McCalls 7890.

StyleArc is fast becoming Sally's favorite pattern company. She just finished this Mara Shirt Dress by StyleArc.

Here is Vicki's first knit tunic, which is a great look with leggings.