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

We will explore the wonderful shopping areas of Hong Kong noted for fabrics, notions, jewelry, laces, beads, designer outlets and clothing bargins. We'll visit Stanley Market, Western Market (a sewer's haven), a night market, Pottinger Street and the Lanes, Jade Market, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and the wholesale sewing district of Sham Shui Po, where threads, beads, buttons, trims and fabris fill the shops and streets. We'll also take a behind the scenes look at a costume shop. Optional guided tours will also be available.

Leave San Francisco Dec 3, 2019, and return Dec 11, 2019.

More info here.

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 Dec 7th (half of balance due)

Next payment due Feb 7th (half of balance due)

 

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.

 

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

 

Jane will be available for design and pattern advice .

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

Thea. is another featured student.

 

 

 

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. !