Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design

Sewing Retreat with Jane Foster in San Juan Bautista, CA

Summer 2017 Sewing Retreat

St Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista, CA

Susie is almost finished with her Koos Van Den Akker Vogue V1277 jacket.

This is the second Koos jacket she has made. Great fabric choices.

Thea finished this striped knit dress at the retreat. It looks SO good on her. The neckline has a band that is cut on the bias which gives a nice definition from the dress.

Jane is tissue fitting a Marfy pattern 3394 skirt on Thea.

While at the retreat Katherine sewed up 3 pieces of linen into two tops and this cute dress.

Jane also helped Katherine start her reverse appliqué challenge. They airbrushed the design on a front and back panel for a dress in dark navy with grey underlining. She is using an aqua perle cotton for her hand stitching. It will be a lovely dress when finished.

Ellen started this tunic top some time ago. The cotton fabric is "Skylines" by Hoffman Fabrics. Ellen has created such a beautiful piece with sterling silver buttons and a mandarin collar.That fabric also comes in another colorway of bright fabrics (see Diana's top below).

Ellen also started designing a skirt from the roses linen purchased from Marcy Tilton online.

Diana saw the "Skyline"fabric that Ellen had and purchased it in the bright colors. She used Katherine Tilton's Vogue B6471 to make this fun tunic top. It has darts in the hemline. Diana chose to put lovely gold colored buttons all down the front.

Vicki E did a lot of hand basting and sewing on her coat.

Here is the completed coat that Vicki started for Jane's Kantha Quilt Challenge. She very cleverly dipped the zipper in vinegar to remove a bit of the shine and make it more in keeping with the garment.

Sharon is really happy with the design details Jane suggested for three tops she started. This one will have a stripe collar and another cuff added.

Almost done.

Jasna completed this Katherine Tilton Vogue 8691 top. She made the ruffle hem in a brown dotted sheer. Its very very cute.


Jasna has a perfect fit on her StyleArc's Mindi Skirt. She also made the Issy Knit Top by StyleARC.

Jasna's new top made with the Franki Dress/Top pattern by StyleARC coordinates well with her new skirt.

Laura stenciled a design on her fabric which will now be used in Jane's Alabama Chanin Style Challenge.


Vicki and Ellen take a break on the patio.


Barbara made a blouse for her daughter.

Barbara and Jane had fun figuring out how to cut this fabric to make a chevron design skirt.

She made this 8 gore chevron skirt in a day.


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