Jane Foster

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Sewing Gallery

Susie B used Marcy Tilton's Vogue 8876 pattern for her dress made with fabric from JoAnn Fabrics. Looks great!

JoAnn made a few new gored skirts for the summer.

Babara S used her own pattern to create this wool top.

Kathy D made this lovely dress and is off to a party.

Susie's raw edge applique quilt is finished.

Janice designed this top. She left the ruffle edges raw.

Jasna made a top using one of her favorite patterns. She copied this pattern from a ready to wear top she found in a store in Carmel, CA. Everyone in Jane's studio had fun trying this garment on.

Pat made this lovely top with a Christine Jonson pattern. It had a turtle neck but we thought it would be more practical with a simple neckline. I love this look.

Michele made this dress for her god daughter for Halloween. It is based of the dress worn by Tiana, the dark skinned princess. Jane helped in this effort by making the pattern.

Note the side flare and peplum.

Cathy found this amazing knit at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics. The pattern is Marcy Tilton's Vogue 9057.

Carol T's new dress.

Ellen has made several quilts recently. She often gives them to friends. I am sure the one above will be enjoyed.

Another quilt by Ellen.

Diana made this cool summer dress using a Decades of Style pattern Given a Chance Dress.

Sally made this top using StyleArc's Terry-Tie-Cardi pattern.

Jean designed a top out of this striped knit fabric. The pattern was her own and she did a great job of matching all those various width stripes.

Maria has made another jacket with the French couture technique of quilting the lining and not using any facings. The fashion boucle was all underlined with silk organza, and then lined with silk charmeause. The charmeuse lining needed Maria’s artistic touch , and so she added fabric paint! The beautiful boucle fabric came from Mendel Goldberg in New York. This is an outstanding jacket.

This colorful blouse is by Gertie for Butterick (B6217). The fabric is also offered by Gertie. Susie did not use the patterns front bow.

Susie made the skirt using her own pattern. The jacket was a collection of different patterns, and she and Jane styled it as they went. it is a very nice little day suit.

Carol always makes wonderful knit tops. She gets her inspiration from garments she sees online from Europe. This terry fabric came from “Lillestoff”. She buys her patterns on line , and a lot of them are written in German, but the drawings are good so it is understandable.

Barbara is enjoying wearing her new warm and comfortable shirt. The fabric came from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley. She created the pattern herself.

Diana just completed this beautiful French couture coat. The fabric came from Mendel Goldberg Fabrics in New York. The silk lining came from Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics and the trim from Britex Fabrics. The fastening is a concealed zipper. Diana knitted the shawl with linen yarn from Ireland. This is a lovely ensemble.

JoAnn, who is fairly new to the studio, just finished a cute quilt for a friend’s baby. So nice to machine embroider Emily’s name on it too.

Jane made this dress out of tencel for her daughter-in-law. The pattern is McCalls 7890.

StyleArc is fast becoming Sally's favorite pattern company. She just finished this Mara Shirt Dress by StyleArc.

Here is Vicki's first knit tunic, which is a great look with leggings.

Lisa finished another dress for summer. The fabric came from Marcy Tilton and the pattern was McCall's M6465. Lisa used a bias maker and joined strips to bind the neck and armholes instead of facing.

Lisa made another dress in a day! She used the same pattern as before but this time changed the neckline to a "V" neck. The fabric is designed by Kaffe Fasset and was purchased at The Cotton Patch in Lafayette.

Let me introduce you to Liddy. Over the past few years she has taken many classes at Apparel Arts in Oakland, learning how to draft her own patterns. Using her new knowledge, she has just made this very stylish ensemble! The lightweight wool blouse has a hidden button placket, and the cotton skirt is paneled. These are her own designs. The sleeveless top is a princess line with slits at the hemline and handworked arrowheads.


Susie made a rayon print dress that will keep her cool in the summer. Patti Palmer helped her pick out the fabric! The pattern is McCall's M7352.


Sally’s has a new skirt. The fabric is stretch denim from JoAnn’s, and the pattern is Burda skirt 8680.

Vicki finished this dress and it is so well made. The pattern is Marcy Tilton's Vogue V8876, and the double gauze fabric came from Marcy Tilton as well. I think double gauze is the fabric of the season it is everywhere! The pattern had a separate band at the bottom , but we used this border print as our all in one band.
Vicki bought the buttons from Linda Sicard of www.unbuttons.com when Linda came to my Open Studio.

Lisa is one of Jane's newer students, and was determined to do the Kantha Challenge. She loves her new coat and it goes well with the shirt she previously made.

Carol makes wonderful knit tops. Her fabric is by Lillestoff (available on Etsy among other places) and her patterns come from Germany.

Vicki Z just made Katherine Tilton's Vogue V8793 designer tee shirt. She left out the zippers and created the look of piping on the collars by letting the collar linings show.

Well Lisa is new to sewing and the studio but is sewing up a storm. She made two black ponte skirts, and now this fabulous boiled wool jacket using The Sewing Workshop's "The Plaza jacket". After class she went straight home and made another in a berry color and today she cut one out in yellow wool melton. Stone Mountain carries the fabric and the pattern. What a great start Lisa.
She also makes jewelry and is a whizz at cutting curly hair.


Lisa looks great in the third shirt she made. Her fabric came from Stone Mountain and Daughter. The pattern she used is offered by Louise Cutting and Linda Lee.

Pat looks great in her new top. She used Vogue 8856 for the pattern.

Kathleen's textured fabric came from Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics. The color looks great on her, and her necklace complements the trim on this StyleARC Lani WovenTunic.

Lark lined the jacket with a printed silk.

Ellen's dress was made with Marcy Tilton Vogue 9112 pattern. She bought the cotton print fabric online . It is so attractive on her.

Susan's lovely shirt was made from fabric in her stash The buttons are vintage from an antique store. This pattern is Katherine Tilton's Butterick B6325. She loves the shirt and will make it again.

Jeanne made this vest in a double sided boiled wool with a different shade of brown on each side. The pattern was inspired by a ready to wear garment.

Maria made a Alabama Chanin style skirt. She designed the motif for the silk screening, and screened using different colored paints to get this Fall effect. Sally Baker made the silk screens (visit her on Etsy here).

Santina used a rayon Batik and McCall M6322 for this lovely sun dress. She says she wears it frequently as it is very comfortable. She will make this dress again.

Jasna made this comfortable dress using fabric from MarcyTilton and Vogue pattern V8975 by Marcy.

Barbara's top New Look 6376 compliments her Vogue 8712 pants.

Virginia just finished making this cotton summer dress.

Roberta found the silver clasps in Norway, and has used them on this delightful hand embroidered fleece tunic.

Jean O just finished this fun skirt, and plans to make two more for her sisters. She found this fringed fabric at Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkeley.

Jeanne made this gorgeous dress for her sister's wedding using silk chiffon and china silk with Marfy pattern 2602 .

Pat L. worked hard to finish this suit for an upcoming wedding. The fabric came from Jane's freebie corner, and she used a Vogue pattern. Pat comes to the Wednesday morning sewing labs, and everyone thought she looked like a million dollars in her new suit. They all wished her a wonderful Bon Voyage.

Virginia is a new student in Jane's studio, and just finished this charming dress.

Ellen made her skirt from a beautiful graphic black and white knit. She has embroidered a little red bird on the branches of a tree.


Anne created the pattern for this stylish shirt from a ready to wear shirt she owned. The rayon fabric drapes well and the reverse side of the fabric has been used as a contrast detail. The back has an added shaped flounce at the hem line.

Kathleen chose Butterick 6026 pattern by Katherine Tilton for her Irish linen blouse. She trimmed it with a solid fabric. The darts are stitched on the right side of the fabric and there are no thread ends at the point of the dart.

Virginia just finished creating this cream ponte dress and jacket. She used Vogue V1345 pattern