Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design

Sewing Retreat on Monterey Bay, CA. Spring 2018

Jane Foster's Spring 2018 Sewing Retreat on Monterey Bay

Once again a group of ladies were able to spend time with Jane and each other at a sewing retreat on Monterey Bay in California. Each retreat is unique and always a fun time for everyone. In addition to sewing wonderful garments, this retreat highlighted laughing, sharing life experiences, new hair styles, hiking, shopping, and just having fun and comaradery with a wonderful group of women. We cannot wait to do it again.

Ann is using cording for the interior of her jewelry.

Ann is auditioning strips of fabric to be used in the jewlry.

Ann's finished jewelry pieces.

Ann is wearing her jewelry necklace.

Elaine made this fitted shell from fabric she found in the freebie box in Jane's studio. She used the selvedge as trim and bound the edges with a Liberty print.

Elaine just had a fabulous hair cut.

Diana is happy to be sewing with Jane and her ladies.

Elaine is making a muslin for the Vogue 9085 top she wants to create.

Jasna always has great looking fabric for her tops.

Happy lady.

Janice brought a roll of leather to the retreat and left with this fabulous skirt.

Most of the women took a sewing break and went to shop at Marita's for fun clothes or shoes. Janice found these really great shoes. One had a zipper at the ankle.

Jane is draping a muslin shell on Janice.

Lisa made a kimono coat using an out of print pattern Simplicity 4892 Khaliah Ali Collection .

Lisa is showing us some of the green color family that goes with her hair, eyes, and skin.

Lisa and Janice both used Simplicity 8172 for their kimono tops.

Diana's coat and shawl is spectacular.

What a great color for Maira's dress. She used StyleArc's Autumn Dress pattern.

The back has an interesting pleat.

Vicki is relaxing for a moment after a fun afternoon.

The pattern Jane gave everyone in the Big Collared Shirt class was used by Vicki for her top.

Vicki is making a new dress form, and Jane is making sure the fit will be just right.

Note the front button closure on the polartec fleece jacket Vicki is wearing. She made it on a previous sewing retreat.


Vicki embroidered a poem with her Bernina.

Vicki's hummingbird nears completion.

Liddy is working on her Kantha coat.

By the time she left the retreat it was almost done.

Vicki is showing Sharon how her hummingbird is coming along.

Jane fitted a muslin on Sharon for a tee shirt.

What a great print for Lisa's top


Some of the spectacular plants growing in the Monterey Bay area.

Our sewing room had glass walls on three sides. We loved it.

The beach at Monteray Ba;y.


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