Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design

Garments Designed in Sewing Classes

Teaching Sewing and Design of Clothing

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Students attend sewing classes with Jane Foster in her East Bay Area studio. Some students attend classes every week, and some come less often. Each sewing class has only 5-7 students, and they are all working on their own different projects. With the small class size, students receive individual sewing lessons on design, color, fitting, and sewing construction. Many wonderful garments are made. Please contact Jane if you would like to join her group.


Susie used Vogue pattern 8927 for her cotton shirt with black trim.

Maria made this skirt from a border print in a lightweight knit.

Here is Vicki in this Style Arc dress that looks so good on her. It's called the Toni Designer Dress and is made in a striped slinky knit.
We are all enjoying using Style Arc patterns.

Susie is ready for summer in this colorful knit dress with shoes to match.

Susie in another fun knit top made completely on her
Baby Lock "Ovation" serger.

Santina finished this cute tee shirt using a Burda pattern.

Lark has been making bras. They are amazing! She dyes the fabric before she constructs the bra. She began making bras some years ago using a Kwik sew pattern. She gets her fabric and supplies at Bramakerssupply.com.. Creative lady!

Diana T. just finished this slimline leather skirt. She purchased the leather when she was in London.

Vicki E finished her beautiful Chanin style skirt. She used an orange knit layer and a beige knit layer. The skirt was screened and then embroidered. Vicki loves this skirt.

JoAnn made an attractive rayon dress with fabric from "Fabrics R US" in San Jose. The pattern is "See and Sew" Butterick 5768.

Jasna made this striped knit top with a wider neckband that has sewn in darts.

The skirt is such a pleasing design. Jeanne downloaded the pattern from the internet. It was supposed to be fastened with the buttons, but we decided buttonholes in this triple linen would be ugly. So she used an invisible zipper in the side seam.

Liz just finished this tee using Vogue pattern V8793 designed by Katherine Tilton. The pattern uses zippers on the neck collar, and Liz opted not to use them this time. The fabric was purchased online from Marcy Tilton.

Diana created this top made of stretch lace from her stash. She used Vogue pattern 8885, and finished the edges with her serger.

The back is cute too.

Patty finished her lined vintage Vogue for a trip to see family in Georgia. Her fabric came from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics,

Roberta not only made her knit top, she also made this lovely doll and lots of clothes for her best friends' granddaughter. The dolls clothes were made from left over scraps from garments she had created.

Margaret chose a Burda simple dress pattern and made this stunning maxi black knit dress.

Roberta is the Mother of the Groom. She looks wonderful! She had made this dress before, and this time used silk dupioni underlined with cotton batiste. The jacket is made from a beautiful burnout fabric that she had in her stash.

Sally looks relaxed in the very first dress she has made with Jane. The batik came from Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkeley, CA, and the coloring is perfect for her.

Diana is in London enjoying the sites with her new Koos coat made with Vogue pattern 1277.

Jane made some changes to Marcy Tilton's Vogue 8982 jacket. She'd screened a design onto the black silk noile. The buttons are from Sawyer Brooks.

She trimmed her jacket with a striped piping.

Virginia looks so chic in her Marfy 3161 dress. I commend Virginia for staying the course with this project as the bias cuts gave us both ”issues”!

Susie used a striped knit fabric and Vogue 8904 to create her new dress. Looks great.

Thea looks fantastic in her new jacket. She used Marfy pattern 2282.

Click here to see Jane's Marfy Pattern Challenge.

Susan finished her unlined jacket and it looks really good on her. The fabric came from Marcy Tilton and pattern was Vogue 8863 designed by Katherine Tilton .

Janice finished her lined brown tweed coat. The fabric came from her stash, and the pearlized lamb leather trim was from the Hide House in Napa. She used a Butterick pattern from Project Runway. Her buttons were covered with the leather by Pat Mahoney of Lodi, CA.

Her coat looks fabulous on her.

Patty wears her corduroy jacket. She had the buttons covered by Pat Mahoney of Lodi, CA.

Pat finished her cute sweater dress.

Pam, who is fairly new to the studio, just finished this stylish wool coat. She has learnt so much as it was her first tailoring project. She used a Vogue 1320 Issey Miyake pattern and fabric from Stone Mt. and Daughter.

Anne started this Katherine Tilton Butterick 5891 vest at Asilomar. She made a muslin and then the vest but was not happy with it. So she took it apart and redesigned it to a much smaller scale for her body. She had used both sides of the fabric and also overlaid silk organza down the front with some twin needling . Very successful result.

Maria's coat was created for the Fall Chanel Inspiration 2012 Ready to Wear Challenge. She has several coordinating fabrics for future garments she will have fun designing.

Joy has completed her garments for the Fall Chanel Inspiration 2012 Ready to Wear Challenge.


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