Jane Foster

Sewing and Design Classes
Sewing Gallery

Santina just finished this attractive top. The fabric is cozy and warm and came from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics. The pattern used is from Sew House Seven and called "Toaster Sweaters". The neckline is so unusual. The facing is all in one with the front and back pieces.

JoAnn finished her dress. Fabric is a printed velour from MarcyTilton.com and the pattern by Merchant and Mills called Trapeze. Long sleeves and a cowl collar were added..

Here is Jane's wonderful group of ladies that join her on Wednesday's.

Kathy had a beautiful cashmere scarf and decided to make it into a shrug. There was not quite enough fabric so I found some in my stash and we made it work. The pattern was skillfully copied from a ready to wear.

Cathy had been carrying around this fabric for many months thinking she would make a top. When I saw it I knew it had to be a bias skirt and there was just enough to make the stripes chevron.

Liddy combined 2 fabrics to create this fun shirt with wonderful buttons. Liddy buys her African print fabrics from a store in Mendocino.

Kathy was intrigued by a top she owned and worked hard to re-create the twisted pattern. She did it and has another cute top to wear..

Fran sewed this charming wool dress for the holidays. This style really looks good on her.

Susan bought my colorful bicycles fabric from my Spoonflower.  shop and made this tee shirt. Her sewing skills are improving with every garment she makes. Susan used her tried and true tee pattern.

Jane had this interesting textured fabric in her stash and made this simple unlined vest. Her button stash provided the perfect match buttons. The pattern is Vogue 1453 by Sandra Betzina

Barbara S. looks so stylish. She used my London cape pattern. The wool has the perfect drape and was found on a fabric swap table. She had these unique buttons in her stash.

Christine looks stunning in this summer dress. The Golden Butterfly fabric was designed by Jane, and sold on Spoonflower.  Christine chose the option of organic cotton sateen fabric for her dress,

Kathy used my Spoonflower   Golden Butterflies fabric to make this shirt. I’m so proud when the ladies wear my art.

Thea made this warm sweater.

Jane and Barbara made dresses and hats that match. They used the Hilde Hat pattern by Decades of Style .

Joy is enjoying her Hilde hat.

Vickie E made a hat to blend with her complexion and garments.

Vickie Z looks great in her new hat.

Kathleen and all the ladies love their hats.

Kathy made this beautiful shirt with fabric that Vicki E put in the freebie box. She made bias cuffs and a front placket.

Vicki E made this stunning quilt based on temperature for the year 2022 in San Francisco. Jane's students loved seeing the work in progress. It was displayed in the De Young museum.

Susan made this dress using a Vogue pattern designed by Kathryn Brenne, and Jane's Dahlia fabric sold by Spoonflower. 

Christine found this lovely knit fabric at Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley.

Keren L now has a wonderful lined jacket.

Barbara B made this fantastic dress using Jane's Poppy Movement fabric sold by Spoonflower.

Barbara S created this wonderful couture jacket.

Vicki Z's new dress..

Christine made this coat using a StyleARC pattern and kantha fabric. She is Helen Frank's wonderful daughter.

Keren made this two piece outfit using drapery tencel and a Vogue pattern by Sandra Betzina V2911. The skirt is made on the bias and hangs very well.

Santina decorated her shirt beautifully.

Susan L used a StyleARC pattern and knit fabric for Jane's dress challenge.

Barbara S made a stunning dress in ponte knit for Jane's dress challenge.

Laura W made this great quilt for Jane's stripe challenge.

Katherine's made this good looking top for Jane's stripe challenge.

Joy has a great new outfit. She used Jane's designed fabric "Poppy Movement" sold by Spoonflower. She chose a light weight fleece for the fabric type.

Katherine attended Jane's Mini Poppin Bag class. She made this second bag as a gift for her mom.

Susie has a bag designed by Jane available on Zazzle

Kathy created this beautiful wool sweater jacket. She made her own pattern from a photo she liked.

This blouse was made using McCall's 8027 pattern

Santina finished the poppin bag she started in Jane's class. She used Kaffee Fasset fabric.

Cathy and Jane decided that this stunning silk plaid looked softer on the bias. She used bias for the main part of the sleeves and cut the back on the straight grain. She looks so elegant in this silk tunic top.

Laurie made her velour dress using her new serger.

Laurie's daughter loves that her mom sews.

Vicki's new top.

Vicki Z looks great in her new vest.

Vicki made this jacket using the Stylearc Loren pattern.

Patty S. made her plaid blouse with a warm flannel. The plaid is printed on the diagonal which creates a softer pattern visually.

Kathy finished her shirt made from this fun print. She used a complementary fabric to insert a trim and cover the buttons. The fabric is rayon. She looks so happy.

Thea Thea wore her cute skirt to Jane's studio. She used two different cotton prints for her design.

Jane used her newly designed Wisteria Fabric offered by Spoonflower for her top. She selected spandex for the fabric.

Cathy T. looks amazing in her new top. She and Jane had fun fussy cutting this exciting stretch print fabric.

Keren L. machine embroidered her jacket in Jane's studio. Adding an embroidered motif made the garment unique.

Joy D is wearing her linen tunic.. She used a dress pattern that she loves and just shortened it. This color of linen is exactly her eye color and makes her eyes sparkle.

Kathy D used Butterick B6100 tee shirt pattern to make this dress. She just added 14” to the hemline and it’s a perfect dress for this striking fabric.

Wai looks so amazing in her Nova Coat (formerly called Sapporo Coat) by Papercut . The fabric is so beautiful and she used both sides to create more interest.

Vicki Z completed her French couture jacket. It is a work of art! She selected a Vogue pattern, boucle wool from Alice at Mendel Goldberg in New York, silk for the lining from Stone Mt and Daughter, and buttons and trim from Britex.

First Vicki made a muslin (toile) to perfect the fit. Then she quilted the silk lining to every panel of the jacket which was then all hand stitched on the inside. All the hems are hand stitched and a chain is inserted inside the hemline to give the jacket some weight. Great needlework Vicki.

Jeanne and Barbara model muslins made with Nova Coat by Papercut

They both look great in their new coats.

Vicki Z made a fabulous jacket using Papercuts Luna jacket pattern (formerly called Kochi jacket).

Kathy D used an amazing print and a solid fabric to make her top. The curves of the pattern were made to echo the curves of the print. To achieve this it meant cutting the knit on an angle. She used a Vogue pattern.

JoAnn B is wearing a tunic she made for Jane's stripe challenge. She perfectly matched the stripes down the center front.

JoAnn made this hoodie with Butterick B6863. She had found the knit fabric with an animal design while she was in Portland.

Jane lined her Nova Coat by Papercut

Cathy T finished her lined jacket. She likes this pattern and has made it twice previously.

Kathy D just finished her linen blend pants.

The selvage was SO great so she used it to decorate the hemline.

Wai used Vogue Couturier pattern 2041 to make this beautiful garment.

Liddy C made this batik top using the Girl Friday Blouse pattern by Decades of Style.

Laurie W is new to sewing and Jane's studio. She just finished her first knit top using Simplicity pattern 1064. She is quickly learning to make attractive tops.

Laurie made her second knit top with Simplicity 1064. This time she used the serger for the first time and used lingerie elastic in the neckline. .

Vicki E just finished this beautiful knit tunic. She used Vogue V1660 and bought her fabric from MarcyTilton.com

Jenette C completed her first sewing project. She made an apron using a vintage (1968) pattern 7974 by Simplicity.

Reba S made the "Pocket Packer" using two of the fabric's Jane designed.

Ellen made this quilt for a friend. Great colors and design.

Here is the back of Ellen's quilt.

Joy looks fabulous in this top she made using three different coordinating fabrics from Marcy Tilton.

Wai looks stunning in this linen dress. She used McCalls 7890, but Jane had Wai redraft the front panels. They added more width to the right front and took some width off the left front. This accentuated the diagonal. Fabric from  fabric-store.com for $10 a yard. The buttons were from Jane's stash.