Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design Classes

Events in Jane's Studio

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




Jane challenges students to make a garment using a Decades of Style Pattern

Summer 2018 Sewing Retreat and Vacation in San Juan Bautista, CA


Sewing retreat will be at the St Francis Retreat from Sunday July 15th at 3:00pm. through Thursday July 19th at 2:00 pm.
Deposit will be $175 to hold a place. More info here.

Photos of Summer 2017 Sewing Retreat at St Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista, CA

Fall 2018 Sewing Retreat and Vacation in Auburn, CA


The 5 day retreat in the Fall 2018 will be held at the Mercy Center Retreat and Conference Grounds in Auburn, CA. The dates are Sunday October 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm until Friday morning Nov 2, 2018. A deposit of $200 will hold your place. Call Jane to inquire if there are any places open, or to be put on the wait list. More info here.


Photos of Fall 2017 Sewing Retreat at the Mercy Center in Auburn, CA


Photos of Spring 2018 Sewing Retreat and Vacation on Monterey Bay, CA





Visit Jane's Needlewoman page and see creations made by her students. The latest featured student is Diana T.



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





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

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.

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. !