May Club saw many of us sewing for warmer weather. Above, Katie used a simple pattern, the Jalie Dolman Top/Dress with a bit of fussy cutting to make a knit dress that can go many places.
Debbie is ready for sun in her linen version of Simplicity 8640. She swapped out the patch pockets and added inseam pockets instead.
Sew Chic was at the Puyallup show and caught Katie’s attention-this is the Gatsby Pant and Portrait Blouse. Score!
Kristin had fun mixing patterns with the Harriet Jacket from StyleArc in a scuba knit and Burda 6434 in a vintage silk print. The skirt is Simplicity 2058 in an activewear knit. Perfectly packable!
All of the above patterns and more are reviewed under the “Club Sheets and Garment Photos” heading in the menu bar. Our next meetings will be June 8 and 11 at Treadle Yard Goods and June 13 at SR Harris, Burnsville.
Garments shown by Club attendees-
In the Studio Jacket-Lois Ericson
Several versions of the Madrid Top from Sewing Workshop
Cindy Jeans Jacket from StyleArc
Wiksten Shift Dress/Top and Valencia Pant from Sewing Workshop
Pembroke Top from Cashmerette
Slim 4 Piece Yoga Pant from Silhouette Patterns
Thanks to everyone for coming to our May meetings-can’t wait to see what you’ve been sewing for June!
Just in case you stayed home for the blizzard and couldn’t make it to another meeting-here’s a recap of the garments featured by Debbie, Katie and Kristin. The Club sheets are available under the menu heading “Club Sheet/Garment Photos” if you’d like more details.
Debbie wanted a casual jacket but not another jean jacket. Loved this one from Burda in a stretch olive brown denim.
Tie tees are everywhere. Debbie hacked her favorite tee pattern to make this version.
A little gold and a casual shirt plus she used Louise Cutting’s one seam collar technique to make a crisp (and narrower/current) collar.
A rayon knit is great in this ruched tee.
Katie works her embellishment magic to add a pleather placket and grommets to what would have been just another knit jacket.
Great summer sun dress in rayon batik.
A great outfit with fun seam details in the skirt.
Double weave gauze (?) from where or when we don’t know, but it was the perfect fabric in Kristin’s stash to pair with a brocade-like lining to make the narrow sleeved kimono from Wiksten.
Add an activewear knit top and Jalie jeans and you’ve got an outfit! Sign up with Treadle to take the Jalie jeans class if you haven’t made these fantastic pants!
Use the border of an embroidered chambray at the neck instead of hem for a different look to the quintessential (for now) ruffled sleeve. We’re offering this class during May and June at Joann.
We’re betting on good weather (or at least no snow) for our May meetings so hopefully you’ll be able to come and enjoy the inspiration in person!
We’re guessing that if you are still in Minnesota, you’d like a good excuse to drive in this, OK, messy, winter weather. We’re tired of staring at the same four walls so we’ll be at Treadle for Fashion Sewing Club at 10:30, Outside the Big 4 Box at 1:30, After School at 4:15 (as long as St. Paul schools don’t close) and we’ll even hang around for our 6:30 Fashion Sewing Club unless the snow doesn’t quit as predicted.
Please use your best judgment in making your decision to come or not. This isn’t a challenge and the only prize is great and inspiring people and garments-aka show and tell-you, our best inspiration!
Whatever you decide, we hope you have a great day!
Barring unforeseen snowstorms, Fashion Sewing Club for February will start on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and continue at SR Harris on Thursday-back to Treadle on Saturday, Feb. 16. Hope you can join us!
Do you notice the new format of the webpage? Thanks to my son, and father of my newest grandchild, the webpage should function more smoothly. There will be glitches as I learn my way around the website so always let me know if something looks funny (thanks, Cindy!).
The tasks from 2018 are caught up-well at least as far as the website is concerned-classes, Fashion Sewing Club pages, etc. We are all busy sewing for January (first Club meeting is Tuesday, January 8th!)
But I wanted to take some time to highlight last month’s patterns and show and tell-
That’s all for now, folks. Stay tuned for new classes. Check out November or December Club sheets and photos if you missed a meeting. See you next week at Fashion Sewing Club!