Jane Foster

Sewing and Design Classes
Sewing Gallery

Jane's firstBig Collared Shirt class had fun making their new tops. They all used different types of fabrics.

Students from the second class model their tops.

Jane was fortunate enough to see the muslin version of Decades of Styles pattern #5007 Object D'art in the early stages of pattern development .She knew then that she would make it as a classic. The pattern arrived even before it was published and she made it up in a beautiful red linen from Mood in New York. A few changes were made... Jane had a belt made and buttons covered by Pat Mahoney in Lodi CA, and she pegged and shortened the skirt.

Decades of Style has introduced the pattern to their line, ....so here is the link if you want to buy it. Decades of Style - 1950's collection

Decades of Style describes their dress: "If you can sew a dart, you can make this dress. If you only have one dress in your wardrobe - make it this one! This vintage pattern from the 1950s features a striking bodice yoke with external dart detail. The skirt has a pleated inset that will pop if you use a vertically striped fabric. The dress is so attractive, you cannot help but feel great when wearing it.

Janice just made this knit Style Arc Lotti top in a few hours with no fitting needed.


Fran made this Style Arc Lani top twice now. This one in a tone on tone navy cotton with white topstitching. It looks so comfortable to wear.

Here is Lark in a Christine Jonson top which she has screened. So pretty...and such a nice color.

Sally made her skirt, jacket, and tee shirt!! The skirt is a good denim with a center front buttoned opening. On her jacket she used the selvedge to decorate the cuff pockets and collar.
Her tee shirt is screened with one of screens she made. A fun ensemble!

Jane used her basic tee shirt pattern and lengthened it. Fabric came from Marcy Tilton.. The collar is just a straight folded band set a little lower at the front neck. The cuffs are bands folded in half so a sleeve hem is not needed. This was made entirely on the serger, and Jane added a bit of burgandy screening on the front and back for interest.


Lynn is new to the studio, and just made this delightful shirt. She bought the fabric from Marcy Tilton.

Susie used Vogue pattern 8927 for her cotton shirt with black trim.

Maria made this skirt from a border print in a lightweight knit.

Here is Vicki in this Style Arc dress that looks so good on her. It's called the Toni Designer Dress and is made in a striped slinky knit.
We are all enjoying using Style Arc patterns.

Susie is ready for summer in this colorful knit dress with shoes to match.

Susie in another fun knit top made completely on her
Baby Lock "Ovation" serger.

Santina finished this cute tee shirt using a Burda pattern.

Lark has been making bras. They are amazing! She dyes the fabric before she constructs the bra. She began making bras some years ago using a Kwik sew pattern. She gets her fabric and supplies at Bramakerssupply.com.. Creative lady!

Diana T. just finished this slimline leather skirt. She purchased the leather when she was in London.

Vicki E finished her beautiful 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.

Diana created this top made of stretch lace from her stash. She used Vogue pattern 8885, and finished the edges with her serger.

The back is cute too.

Sally looks relaxed in the very first dress she has made with Jane. The batik came from Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkeley, CA, and the coloring is perfect for her.

Joy has completed her garments for the Fall Chanel Inspiration 2012 Ready to Wear Challenge.