Jane Foster

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Sewing Gallery

Vicki E made this quilt for her daughter Shosi. Shosi chose the quilt fabric at New Pieces in Berkely and Cotton Patch in Lafayette, CA. The pattern is from Suzy Quilts and is called Voyage Quilt

Kathy D made this top using Jane's Spoonflower Geometric's fabric and Butterick B6628 pattern. The fabric colors are so good with her skin and coloring. Jane is proud of all her students.

Laura W completed this great colorful piece.

Jane made this top from fabric in her studios "freebie" box.

Joy D finished two tunic tops. One was for my Stripes challenge and the other fabric she liked from Marcy Tilton. We copied a ready to wear shirt that she lived in and she can now make it many more times in different fabrics.

At the Wearable Art Group for Valley Stitchers Guild we shared our challenge garments today. Make a knit top using a minimum of three fabrics. Here is mine all fabric from the freebie box in the studio. Happy Sewing

Fabric from Marcy Tilton

Vicki Z Just finished a cashmere knit robe useing Vogue 9232 pattern. We think it could be stylish worn outside too. Fabric came from Marcy Tilton,

While Virginia was in Prague, she fell in love with this embroidered fabric. So she bought some grey felted wool to have enough to make a jacket. She used McCall's M7693 pattern. It looks great!

Virginia is really happy to be able to come back to Jane's studio.

Vicki Z looks glamorous in her skirt in black seersucker. She used Vogue 1639 by Sandra Betzina.

Vicki Z just finished this boiled wool jacket. It replaces a jacket that she loved that was threadbare! The old jacket was used for the pattern and all of the edges were serged.

Kathy has been consulting with me long distance on this garment. She used Katherine Tilton's Butterick B6254 pattern. Kathy changed the collar and made it uniquely hers.

Lisa's coat is a raging success. She bought the pattern in Hawaii for $1 and the fabric is a poly wool blend from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics. She has finished the inside edges of this unlined coat with 2 colored Wave stitch on her serger. Her top stitching is really good and this is her POWER color don’t you think?

Lisa looks SO elegant in this embroidered duster. bought this This embroidered netting comes in several color ways. The design was loosely based on a Zandra Rhodes pattern (Vogue 1505). She used French seams. It’s going to be a very useful piece.

Katie looks so good in the dress that her mum Barbara M. has just made for her. It's a geometric silk print and it is made very well. Barbara used Butterick B5815.

Kathleen finished her Decades of Style No. 107 Caftan. She used a soft rayon knit and attractive cotton print.

Pat made an interesting top.

A lovely textured cotton has made Barbara this simple A-line summer dress. The back view has a ruffle feature. The pattern used was Vogue V9237

Barbara used Marcy Tilton's Vogue 9153 for her top.

Barbara looks so good in this simple shirt which she calls Lisa’s shirt because Lisa has made it many times.  The pattern is by Louise Cutting and Linda Lee.

This fun vest is Vogue V9135. Barbara used a shiny rayon, and the drawstring ties are a nice design feature. She’s already enjoyed  wearing it on one of her cruises.

Barbara has been really sewing up a storm this summer, She made many great tops.

Joy found this printed fabric in Jane's freebie box and fell in love with it. So she bought a green woven fabric with stretch to complete this Burda dress.

Katherine finished her knit dress using a reverse applique technique.

Katherine's couture jacket is stunning. Her beautiful silk jacket has a zippered front opening. The multicolored pink fabric came from Piedmont fabrics.

The silk charmeuse lining is quilted to the jacket in the French couture style. She will get good use from this jacket.

Thea looks good in her new top. She used a printed knit and a StyleArc pattern. She added a twisted band to finish the neckline.

Maria looks cool in this linen dress. First she made a perfectly fitting muslin in a princess style. Then she sucessfully drafted the collar following directions in an article in Threads magazine..

Grommets are in! Kathy just finished this fun top out of red linen from www.fabrics-store.com She used gold grommets in the sleeves and strips of leather for tying together.

Barbara used Sandra Betzina’s Vogue Vogue V1297 dress pattern to make these two cool Spring colored dresses. This red dress is made from woven fabric.

Barbara's green dress is a knit.

Patty has frequently used this pattern, and now made these two blouses. The attractive cotton prints make them both winners.

Janice used McCalls 7786 loose fitting pants pattern for her fun rayon slacks.

Vicki made this comfortable knit dress using StyleArc's Lacey Dress pattern. The fabric is double sided strip and polka dot. During fitting, Jane took in some soft tucks in the skirt to make it fit closer to her body.

Barbara S looks cool in this summer dress. She used her own basic pattern. The cotton fabic was donated to the freebie box in the Jane's studio by Barbara M.

Sue P made this Decades of Style “Bridge Coat “ from a piece of cloth from the studio freebie pile. She bought some silk shantung and bound all the edges and made bias cut cuffs.

Kathy just finished this fun skirt in scuba cloth. She used a pattern from a ready to wear garment, and utilized both sides of the fabric. Everyone wants one now!

Liddy just made this flowing rayon print top from Marcy Tilton's dress pattern  Vogue V8876.  She had planned to make the dress, but as the project developed the shorter top looked really good. The buttons are hand painted women’s faces are from Linda Sicard “Unbuttons”.

Wai made this vintage Decades of Style blouse in silk noil. The color is SO beautiful on her.

Decades of Style 1952 Wrap Blouse.  The pattern is out of print.

Vicki Z made this Archer shirt from Grainline Studios, She used the fabric bias on the back yoke and front band.

Fran just finished her French couture jacket and skirt. The fabric came from Britex, and the silk charmeuse lining is quilted to the jacket.

She used the fringed selvedge as part of the trim. The other trim is also from Britex. She then embroidered an attractive stitch with a color that ties in the jacket. It all works together with the pencil skirt. Great job Fran!!

Wai's coat is soft and light, and of course matching the plaid was the focus with Jane. She lined the coat in silk charmeuse. The pattern was Butterick B6107. It's a beautiful coat.

Barbara B is wearing a jacket made in a linen like fabric with slight contrasting trim. She used Vogue V8982 pattern.

A lovely textured cotton was used by Barbara to make this simple A-line summer dress. The back view has a ruffle feature. The pattern was Vogue V9237

Susie finished her gorgeous red wool coat. It is lined with silk charmeuse . She purchased the soft wool from B. Black and Sons in Los Angeles, and used an Italian pattern by Marfy.

Kathy chose this fabric as a remnant at Britex. It is a good weight and is a woven stretch. She worked an amazing chevron for the center back seam, and did some more matching for the raglan sleeves. I know she loves the comfort of the jacket with the front zipper.

Jane feels SO blessed to be a part of all the creations of her students.

Lisa C has made many quilts. Here are two quilts plus quilted shams and pillow cases made with Kaffee Fasset fabric! She feels like she’s sleeping in a garden.

Susie had fun making this colorful rug. It is a kit she bought using a jelly roll (2.5" strips). After it was stitched, we blocked it on the pressing pad and steamed it all with the steamer. Then lit was left to dry flat. Susie will definitely make more.

Lisa made this cherry rug using Kaffe Fasset fabrics cut into 2.5 inch strips. The strips are backed with batting, folded in half, edges turned under, and then zig zagged together. You can watch a YouTube video to see how its done.

Diana has finished her first oval rug made with one jelly roll of Kaffe Fassett fabric. She has cleverly added drawer lining to the back to control slipping. Diana is now making a double jelly roll oval rug! They will both look stunning in her kitchen. 

JoAnn has just finished this wonderful ensemble in time for her cruise from Japan to Alaska! The duster is cut from a kantha quilt from India made from wedding and evening saris. JoAnn made a silk noil shel and pants to wear with it, and she put the same bands on the coat.

This close up shows the fabrics used and all the stitching.

The delicate blue silk fabric came from a trip to Hong Kong Kathy D took last year. She used an Italian Marfy pattern, and the front of the blouse is cut on the bias which creates a lovely draped neckline.

Kathy D used a StyleArc pattern to sew this two sided knit crossover top.

Kathy just finished this lovely designer jacket. She bought the fabric from the studio and lined it with silk charmeuse. The shelvedge was so nice that she used it as a trim in places. The pattern is a vintage Vogue designer original that was in the Jane's studio stash.

Lisa used her new Babylock Solaris machine to embroider this shirt.

Carol finished another great knit dress. This fabric is Lillestoff from Germany and the pattern is one she created.

Carol T. gave Jane this great knit fabric from Lillestoff. Jane didn’t use a pattern but draped it on her Uniquely You dress form. The yoke was a bit plain, so she used a triple needle, sometimes called a drilling needle, to add some interesting lines in red thread.

Diana looks really nice in her Folkwear #118 Tibetan Panel Coat .

She chose perfect colors for her harmoney.

Jane's knit dress is made using StyleARC's Serena pattern.

Here is one of the many quilts Lisa is making.

JoAnn bought this lovely knit fabric at Piedmont fabrics. Jane had the pattern in her studio that worked perfectly for her top.

Liddy finished her cute kantha coat using the Genevieve StyeArc pattern. She gets lots of complements on her coat. Another student bought the quilt online from India.

Vicki Z is wearing her latest dress made in a red ponte knit. It slips over the head and has a beautiful full skirt. The pattern is Vogue V8871.

Vicki Z made her first pair of printed knit pants. They have an elastic waist and will be comfortable and stylish. She plans to copy the pattern of this red jacket.

Diana just finished her coat made from a Kanta quilt. It looks so good on her, and she loves it. She bound all the edges and inside seams with silk dupioni. She used a Loes Hinse pattern.

Susie finished another Kantha coat.. It has a shawl collar and is bound in black faille.

Kathy D bought this silk remnant at Britex, and made this fun divided skirt.

Vandana R made this linen vest using Katherine Tilton's pattern Butterick B5891. Its a fun piece to wear over tops and sweaters. The buttons were small, so she and Jane decided to put them in pairs.

Santina made this cute top. She used her own pattern.

Santina made another top using her own pattern. She and Jane played with the neckline. They cut a strip 8” wide, folded it, and created the twist as it was sewn on by offsetting the edges of the folded strip. It looks beautiful, and nicely fills in the neckline of her pattern,

JoAnn B made this top at Jane's Sewing Retreat at the Mercy Center. Sally Baker had generously provided the paints, and screens. You can see Sally's screens on her Etsy website.

Katie is enjoying Granville Market in Vancouver, and is wearing the couture jacket made by her mom Barbara M. The fabric came from Britex Fabrics.

Wai made this designer dress and jacket.

She used silk by Oscar De La Renta.

Carol has another great dress she made using her favorite fabric from the German Company Lillestoff.

Joy finished the edges with binding on her new top.

Kathy made her second Marfy 4009 dress.