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Sharing Ideas in Jane's Sewing Workshop Classes

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Kathleen is starting to cut out her French couture jacket.

Lisa made two gorgeous quilted pillow shams with flanges and two pillow cases with fabric left over from her quilt.

Janice looks cool in this summer shift. We put a few tucks in the knit fabric to give the shift more shape. She used McCalls M6074 pattern.

Vicki is trying to stay cool in her sleeveless dress. This is made with a lovely knit fabric she found on her New York trip with Jane.


Jane used Marcy Tilton's Vogue V8876 for her new dress. She found the fabric and buttons while in Paris.

Jane made a great knit top with Katherine Tilton's Vogue 8817 pattern.

Santina made all these bags using the 4 pocket purse pattern developed by Jane.

Santina's purse.

Santina's purse.

Vicki E created this cute cat tote.

Robin made this cute furry creature as a bean bag chair for her grandchild.

Ellen bought this cool cotton in a quilt store in Auburn while she was at the Auburn Sewing Retreat. It is a border print. Ellen used her own pattern and made pockets out of woven strips of the fabric.

Vicki made this lined cotton dress for a family wedding in Florida.

Susie looks smart and comfortable in her knit dress. The fabric is reversible and came from Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkeley, CA.

Santana started this lovely shirt on her sewing retreat with Jane at Asilomar. Patty gave her the fabric from Hawaii, and she fussy cut the sections to get a really pleasing finished garment.

Diana finished her stylish garment bag that she started at Auburn.

Here is Jeanne in a great knit fabric she found in Europe for this Vogue blouse.

Jasna finished her knit dress. The pattern was copied from one of Jane's ready to wear dresses.

Vicki looks cool in her classic sleeveless shirt dress. This will the pro type for many more. She used the Alder pattern from Grainline Studios.

Susan made this cotton printed casual summer jacket and used a striped fabric as a trim.

Student's gather in Jane's studio for a day of beading.

What a fun way to spend a Saturday.

Cathy is starting to make a French couture jacket. She is cutting out each pattern piece separately. Jane had fitted a muslin on her, and she is using the muslin pieces as her pattern. Here are some examples of other sewing students couture jackets, and some couture jacket construction notes.

Santina puts her little featherweight with a walking foot to work as she quilts her lap quilt.


Katie finished her shirt. She used Vogue Options pattern 8772.

Dear Laura (far left) made us all beautiful aprons.

We thought Christmas had arrived in April.

Roberta wore a cute jacket to Jane's Chanel Inspiration Challenge. She made it from a dark grey sweatshirt which she then embellished with ribbons and fabric strips and added covered buttons.

Lark's wonderful sense of color sure shows in this fabulous quilt.

Ellen finished her beautiful silk charmeuse blouse to wear with her vest.

There is an abundance of lovely handwork detailing and the vest is lined with the same silk charmeuse. Ellen worked on this blouse while she was on Jane's Asilomar Sewing Vacation this spring.

Thea has a busy life with young children, but she still can occasionally come for a night of sewing and friendship in Jane's studio.



Jane made this four panel bias skirt and draped the top on her dress form with the leftovers. She used her Bernina 820 to add some machine embroidery.

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