Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design Retreat

Sewing Retreat in California on Monterey Bay, Spring 2009

Oceanside Sewing Retreat and Vacation in California with Jane Foster - Spring 2009


Sewing retreat in CA on Monterey Bay with Jane Foster spring 2009

Another group of ladies on a sewing retreat in CA

Jane was thrilled to be able to arrange this Sewing Retreat in the spring of 2009. Everyone had a great time sewing and vacationing together. Each student worked on their own projects. Projects included quilting, tailoring, couture sewing, beginning and advanced sewing, and garment embellishment and finishing techniques.


Betty made a quilt while on a sewing retreat

Betty is sewing this quilt for her granddaughter, and worked on placement of the blocks. She now has it ready for quilting.   What a lucky girl to have Betty for a grandmother.


Jackie's jacket

Jackie is having a sleeve fitting for this polar tech jacket. 

Barbara created this cape during the London Cape sewing class

Barbara is working on a cape using Jane's London Cape pattern.

Carries took a class in sewing couture jackets

Carrie took a class with Jane on sewing a couture jacket. Her couture jacket is almost completed.

Janice's jacket

Everyone loved the lines on the back of the jacket Janice was making. 


Maria makes a muslin for a couture jacket

Maria is having a fitting on a muslin.  She used this muslin as the pattern to cut out the couture jacket on the next Sewing Retreat and Vacation.

JoAnn made this great jacket

JoAnn has a great jacket pattern that fits her perfectly.  She used it for this cotton jacket. 

JoAnn's silk dupioni jacket

The same pattern was used for this silk dupioni jacket.  She washed the fabric before cutting out the pattern, and the washing softened the fabric.

Sewing lesson in making bound buttonholes

Jane is giving a sewing lesson on the technique of making a bound bottonhole.


Sally makes a jean jacket

Sally is making a jeans jacket with top stitching. She completed the jacket on her next Sewing Retreat and Vacation with Jane Foster, and applied a stencil on the back too.

Sharon used her couture jacket pattern

Sharon made a fitted jacket with princess seams.  She is thrilled with the fit Jane was able to achieve for her, and will use this pattern as a basis for making a couture jacket. She attended privated sewing classes with Jane Foster to get a jump start on the construction techniques.

Carrie's couture jacket and Thea's London Cape

Thea models her London Cape, and Carrie's couture jacket is completed.


Zelda has a fitting

Zelda is making a pattern for a blouse she saw in San Francisco.

Thea's top

Thea made this stunning top.  It looks so great on her. Besides sewing she also took some time to do some writing.  The retreat was so relaxing and fun, that she signed up for the next two retreats with Jane. 



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