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!

New and Upcoming Classes-SR Harris too!


Serger classes have been very well attended this fall so we’ve added another Basic and Beyond series at Treadle:
November 20, 27 and Dec. 4 from 10-12 pm-call Treadle to register-(651) 698-9690

Serger classes are being offered at Joann Edina. It is open to all levels and may be repeated to acquire the skills you need.
November 5th from 5:30-8
and December 10 from 12:30-3-register here

We are starting to offer classes at SR Harris Burnsville! Our popular Sew It Fits is a lecture class with a few hands on measurements included 🙂 If you want help choosing patterns and fabric and figuring out your most successful route to sewing, this class is for you. And you can make a day of it and attend Fashion Sewing Club first!
Thursday, November 13, 1-3 pm
OR Thursday, December 13 -register here or at SR Harris

And if you are itching to use your serger (or sew knits with your sewing machine) we have:
Sew & Serge: Kids’ Undies, November 6, 10-12:30 at Treadle
Sew & Serge: Knit PJ’s-December 4 and 11, 1-3:30 at Treadle
Happy Halloween!!