Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design Classes

Events in Jane's Studio

What's Happening in Jane Foster's Sewing and Design Studio

Jane Foster's Hong Kong Tour

Trip Cancelled. Stay tuned for more fun events.



Spring 2020 Sewing Retreat and Vacation in San Juan Bautista, CA

Sewing retreat for 5 nights will be at the St Francis Retreat Sunday April 5th at 4:00 pm. through Friday April 10th 2020 at 2:00 pm. A deposit of $250 will hold your place.

Single room = $1,480

Shared room = $1,300

Next payment due before Dec 7th (half of balance due):

Single room = $615, Shared room = $525

Final payment due beore Feb 7th: Payment same as above  

Cancellation Policy.
If you cancel before December 4th you will receive any money you have paid less $75.
If you cancel after December 4th you will receive no refund unless a replacement is found .
If a replacement is found you will be refunded all money less $100.

Visit Jane's Needlewoman page and see creations made by her students. Patty S is the latest featured student. See the slideshow of her creations.

Cathy is another featured student. Enjoy her slideshow.



My next challenge for you!!

I challenge you to create something using STRIPES in an interesting way.


The “something” can be a garment for yourself or someone else. It could be a bag or something for your home. It needs to be in fabric!     You have until early in 2020.

I do hope you can all get on board with this one.

                                          Happy Sewing 



Jane will be available for design and pattern advice .


Decades of Style #3005 Butterfly Blouse

Decades of Style Challenge


Jane challenged her students to make a garment using a pattern from Decades of Style. View their garments here.


Reverse Applique Challenge


Jane challenges students to use Reverse Applique, Alabama Chanin Style.




Color Challenge

Jane had students blindly choose a paint strip which had one color family on it and 7 different values. The challenge was to use at least three of these color values and create anything they wanted as long as fabric was included in the project. Only the colors on the paint strip could be used. This was an exercise in accurate color matching and "making them all work together".

Everyone met in Jane's studio for a potluck and to share their creations. Take a moment to enjoy the creations for this color challenge.

Big Collared Shirt Class


Jane's held a workshop on a Big Collared Shirt class.

Article Featuring Jane's Class in Vogue Pattern Magazine


EXTRA...EXTRA.....EXTRA.....red hot news.

Be sure to buy Vogue Pattern Magazine, the February/ March issue. This issue features Jane's "California Class" in a six page article starting on Page 56 ! Jane describes how she challenged her students to use a pattern by the Italian pattern company MARFY. These patterns come with no instructions, no seam allowances, and no pattern layouts. So they are quite a challenge. So get a copy of the magazine, and enjoy!

You can also see the garments from Jane's Marfy Challenge here. !