Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design

Garments Designed in Sewing Classes

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Santina finished her coat. It looks SO good on her.The fabric is a two sided knit and she used the solid blue side for collar, cuffs and welt pockets. She bought the fabric on our Fall trip to New York. The pattern is Vogue 1263.

Here is the back view of Santina's coat.

Lynn finished her lovely jacket. The fabric came from Elliot Berman in New York and is a Dolce & Gabbana soft knit. (Check out their website. They list designer fabrics.)

Lynn bound all around the edges with stretch grosgrain. She then put magnets under the buttons for easy fastening.

Janice just made this knit Style Arc Lotti top in a few hours with no fitting needed.


Fran made this Style Arc Lani top twice now. This one in a tone on tone navy cotton with white topstitching. It looks so comfortable to wear.

Maria made this boiled wool jacket with leather welt pockets and added a great pin. All the edges are serged and top stitched.

She will use the muslin from this jacket to get the perfect fit for her future French couture jacket.

Vicki has completed her amazing leather jacket. The rich brown leather came from The Hide House in Napa and she used a Marfy Italian pattern.

The Moto jacket is lined in a delicious silk charmeuse. There many couture techniques with the making of this jacket. Wear it with pride Vicki.

Jane's first class had fun making their new tops. They all used different types of fabrics.

Students from the second class model their tops.

Class Photos.

Lark has just finished this beautiful camel hair coat using McCalls pattern M5759 . She has made it before as a jacket. This time she lengthened the pattern to be a coat, and added lining. She also added pockets instead of the fake pocket flaps on the pattern, and decreased the size of the collar slightly. She is thinking of making a detachable faux fur collar. She looks fabulous in this coat.

Here is Lark in a Christine Jonson top which she has screened. So pretty...and such a nice color.

Maria finished her coat. She made many changes to the original Vogue pattern.

There are welt pockets and back tucks trimmed with leather strips in a copper color.

Sally made her skirt, jacket, and tee shirt!! The skirt is a good denim with a center front buttoned opening. On her jacket she used the selvedge to decorate the cuff pockets and collar.
Her tee shirt is screened with one of screens she made. A fun ensemble!

Vicki looks so good in this boiled wool jacket that she just created. It has beautiful double top stitching on all the edges to give support. It is unlined except for the sleeves. Vicki made a muslin first so she has her altered pattern ready to go on her next jacket.

Jane used her basic tee shirt pattern and lengthened it. Fabric came from Marcy Tilton.. The collar is just a straight folded band set a little lower at the front neck. The cuffs are bands folded in half so a sleeve hem is not needed. This was made entirely on the serger, and Jane added a bit of burgandy screening on the front and back for interest.


Lynn is new to the studio, and just made this delightful shirt. She bought the fabric from Marcy Tilton.

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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