Jane Foster

Sewing and Design Classes


Liddy is a character! I enjoy her very much because she makes me laugh. When she retired from real estate she had the idea of designing a line of clothes for women like her to wear. She enrolled in Suzy Furrer’s School, Apparel Arts, and studied pattern making and fashion design for a few years. During that time she found me and my studio. She enjoys funky clothes and is very creative. She is a colorful addition to the Friday morning sew labs. Here she used the Genevieve StyleArc pattern for her Kantha coat. Enjoy seeing some of her creativity.

Liddy sews a Kantha coat while on a Sewing Retreat. with Jane.

Liddy calls this her “forever” coat dress because of all the work involved. It’s her own design and she made the fabric by piecing it as in quilting. Then she worked running stitches by hand over the fabric, as in kantha or sashiko. Liddy lined the coat so the inside would have a finished look. There is a zipper down the center front edge

Liddy just made this flowing rayon print top from Marcy Tilton's dress pattern Vogue V8876. She had planned to make the dress, but as the project developed the shorter top looked really good. The buttons are hand painted women’s faces and are from Linda Sicard “Unbuttons”.

Pattern is Vogue Koos van den Akker V1493.

Liddy calls this her "horse coat". The pattern was copied from her mothers opera coat.

This is the Kantha quilt she will use to make her jqcket.

Liddy made her own pattern for this bright colored Kantha quilt jacket.

Liddy just finished a cute, self lined, knit jacket. She adapted a Lois Ericson pattern and made it her own. The fabric, ribbing, and zipper came from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley, CA.

Over the past few years Liddy has taken many classes at Apparel Arts in Oakland, CA. She was learning how to draft her own patterns. Using her new knowledge, she has just made this very stylish ensemble! The lightweight wool blouse has a hidden button placket, and the cotton skirt is paneled. These are her own designs. The sleeveless top is a princess line with slits at the hemline and handworked arrowheads.

Liddy attends a Gelli Printing class in Jane's studio.

Gelli Printing Class shows their projects.