Jane Foster Sewing and Clothing Design

Monterey CA Sewing Vacation and Retreat

Monterey California Sewing Retreat and Vacation - Fall 2011

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These happy students have spent 5 satisfying days with Jane Foster at Asilomar.


Sally looks good in her little black dress. Would you believe she created this as her Halloween costume.

Inspired by Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

Just the hems left to finish on Sally's very soft navy corduroy pants. She purchased the fabric in Paris.

Another stylish design with this super reversible fabric from Paris. She is working now on designing patch pockets.

Jasna is pleased to get her muslin fitted for her French couture jacket.


Here is Jasna's preparation work for her Spanish snap buttonholes. She used Roberta Carr's book "Couture..the Art of Fine Sewing" for reference.

A wonderful wool jacket created from a Vogue Vintage pattern. Just the hems are left to finish, and she will be ready for the cold weather.

Zelda is working on an amazing tailored jacket.


Vicki is so thrilled to get the bound buttonholes completed on her Marfy skirt. They have been worked in teal faux leather.

The buttons have been covered with the faux leather and brown wool by Pat Mahoney in Lodi California.

As exquisite on the inside as it is on the outside. Vicki is an amazing needlewoman.


This shows the preparation for the waistband on Vicki's Marfy skirt. The back of the waistband is interfaced lining with rows of channel stitching for support. The front is well interfaced fashion fabric which has been curved slightly with a steam iron.

Now Vicki has pressed the seam allowance under and the waistband  in half She will put the skirt on and Jane will fit the waistband to the skirt.

Jane is helping a student adjust the tension on the serger.

Sandra is from New Jersey, and found this plaid wool boucle in New York.

A few days ago this was just yardage, and now she has this wonderful coat. It is lined with a silk charmeuse print featuring her favorite accessory...purses. She modified Marcy Tilton's Vogue #8676 pattern, by using a front zipper and changing the pockets and trim.

Sandra is having the first fitting since her tissue fitting. She is making a top with the Sewing Workshop Tribeca Shirt Pattern.

She wants to finish this top for a night out with her husband to listen to a Blues band.


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