May Club Highlights

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

McCall’s 6844

Self-drafted top

Vogue 1598

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!

Did You Miss April Club?

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.

Burda 6334

Debbie wanted a casual jacket but not another jean jacket. Loved this one from Burda in a stretch olive brown denim.

McCalls 6964, modified

Tie tees are everywhere. Debbie hacked her favorite tee pattern to make this version.

Butterick 6085

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.

Butterick 6628

A rayon knit is great in this ruched tee.

Pamela’s Patterns Twin Set Jacket Pattern
Simplicity 8386 Shell
Simplicity 8745 Skirt

Katie works her embellishment magic to add a pleather placket and grommets to what would have been just another knit jacket.

Simplicity 8594

Great summer sun dress in rayon batik.

Angela Wolf Ruched Tee
Simplicity 8745 Skirt

A great outfit with fun seam details in the skirt.

Wiksten Haori Jacket
Lining and bias binding on front band

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.

Burda 6367
Jalie Eleonore Pull On Jeans

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!

New Look 6434

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!

Bring it on! We’ll be at Treadle today-

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!

Upcoming Calendar

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!).

Happy New Year!!!

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-

The “north of 60” and “south of 60” version of a patterned ponte. Neither knew what the other was sewing!!
Kristin managed to complete an entire garment-right down to the shoes! Jacket-Simplicity 8741, Blouse-Silhouette Patt. #418 Lace tank-KwikSew #3890, Velvet pants-Jalie 3243
Silhouette Patterns 4 Piece Yoga Pant in moleskin
Taking full advantage of a gorgeous patterned mesh
The ever popular Vogue 1415
Someone requested a pic of the grandkids-happy to oblige!

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!