Gifting and More from November

Highlights from the Saturday and Thursday meetings in November in the spirit of the season-

Beautiful cables
Wool skirt with matched plaids 🙂
Handbag made from men’s ties
Cozy sweater

I’m sure we’ll see more this week at Fashion Sewing Club. What are you sewing??

We’ll be at SR Harris on Thursday 10:30 am and Thursday evening at First Sewing at 6:30 pm.

Last Month’s Club Photos

Here are the photos from last month’s Club, just in case you didn’t make it 🙂

Scroll to the bottom for the dates for December-starting this coming Tuesday!

Fashion Sewing Club-November 2019

Debbie’s Garments:

Navy/Gray Stripe Tunic

Butterick 6247, View C

Poly Blend Knit Jersey

1. Shortened pattern between shoulder and bust, waist and hip.

2. Raised front neckline 2 inches and removed 2 inches of width from cowl neck piece.

3. I did not construct long sleeve and short sleeve as one as pattern directs.

4. The pattern is easy, quick and fun to make. One could easily lengthen for dress.

Navy Cardi Sweater

Simplicity 8377

Cotton/Jersey with spandex

1. Pattern calls for facing along neck edge and center front. If I use this pattern again I would use a neckband rather than facing. The facing construction was difficult  due to the nature of the fabric.

2. Used coverstitch to finish facing and hems.

Navy/Gray Knit Coatigan

Alina Sewing Design Co., Fulton Sweater Blazer

100% wool Double knit; Cotton jersey for facings.

*Pattern description is a sweater blazer but I feel my fabric choice makes it more coatish than sweater.

1. Shortened for petite between shoulder and bust, waist and hips and  at hem for knee length.

2. Eliminated pockets, did not interface.

3. The pattern goes together fairly well but it is important to follow collar instructions carefully. The directions for facings at hem are a bit confusing. Also not really necessary for center back seaming since there is no shaping.

Trio of Tees:

Navy Dot- Viscose Knit, McCalls 6964

Japanese Navy Flora, Viscose Lycra, Vogue 9057, View A.  Raised back neckline 1 inch.

Art Fair Overlay Tee, Poly and Cotton jersey, McCalls 7247, view C adapted.

Kristin’s Garments:

Coatigan

Fulton Sweater-Alina Sewing/Design Co.

Ponte knits

1. Instructions clearly urge you to a stable knit so it looks coatish as Debbie said.

2. Left some edges raw to deal with bulkiness of seams.

3. Good pattern and instructions.

Striped Cardi

Simplicity 8992

Wool sweater knit

1. Wanted a close fitting sweater to go over dress. It is!

2. Nice shaping at neckline.

Patchwork Shirt Dress

Sewaholic Granville Blouse

Patchwork cotton/Liberty of London accents

1. Extended hem to make into dress. Chose this pattern for a more shaped silhouette.

2. Loved the Liberty collar and placket. Bulk of patchwork would have been difficult to work around.

Floral Cardigan

NewLook 6735

Sweater knit

1. Great pattern!! Fantastic instructions for a basic garment.

2. On the looser side of fit (sleeves especially) but still a good fit garment for comparison.

3. Adjust as needed for your purposes.

December 2019 Fashion Sewing Club

Tuesday, December 10, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30

Thursday, December 12, SR Harris, Burnsville, 10:30

Thursday, December 12, First Sewing, Bloomington, 6:30

Saturday, December 14, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30

Tuesday’s Triumph’s and Trials

All sewing is a great adventure-a garment that you will wear is merely a lucky byproduct of that adventure 🙂

With that in mind, here are some November sewing adventures-there’s still more to come from Thursday’s (11/14) meetings- 10:30 am at SR Harris, Burnsville 6:30 pm at First Sewing, Bloomington

This was the triumph-Wiksten Harem pants-or is the smile because she’s going to be a grandma??
And this was her trial-maybe no interfacing in the neck?
Japanese apron and Light and Shadows/Cutting Line Designs in wool
Very much Honorable Mention for her unmentionables
Butterick 6492 and 6634
Love the print on print!
Cutting Line blouse and Japanese scarf
She couldn’t go to class with just any old pincushion 🙂

August Club coming soon-July photos

First, the details:

August Club dates-

Saturday, August 10, 10:30, Treadle Yard Goods

Tuesday, August 13, 10:30, Treadle Yard Goods (no Tuesday evening meeting)

Thursday, August 15, 10:30, SR Harris, Burnsville (yes, this is the 3rd Thursday 🙂

Second, the good/bad news:

KATIE IS MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA! We are happy for her family’s new opportunities but sad to say goodbye. She’s busily getting ready for this month’s move. Her energy, style and smile will be missed-best of everything, Katie!

Third, the ask:

Have you ever wanted to get up in front of everyone and present your garments/latest foray into fashion sewing? Consider signing up to present at a Fashion Sewing Club meeting! You would do just what we do for one month-sew and present 3-5 garments at our four Club meetings and get paid-just like us. It could be a wardrobe capsule, variation on a theme, several patterns from one designer, etc.

Call or email us to sign up!! We are excited to try something new–

(Thanks for the idea-you know who you are ;))

And last, the photos from July:

Butterick 6621, View C

New Look 6231, View B

Tee-McCall’s 6207, Pants-Burda 7058

Drape front cardigan, Butterick 6389 hacked

StyleArc Evie Knit Top

Simplicity 8474 skirt

Shirred Tee-Burda 6910, View A

Next up: Inspiration from YOU at the July meetings-

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!

Join Us-FSC This Week!

Fashion Sewing Club kicks off this Thursday at SR Harris in Burnsville! Following FSC dates at Treadle. Hope to see you and your creativity there.

Thursday, Nov. 8th at 10:30a, SR Harris (Burnsville)
Don’t forget-we’re offering our Sew It Fits class at 1 pm!!
Register here
Saturday, Nov. 10th at 10:30a, Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 10:30a & 6:30p, Treadle Yard Goods

Here’s a few more photos from last month’s club. Enjoy!

Sew House Seven Tabor

Sew House Seven

Sewing Workshop Verona coat

McCalls 7349

October Calendar and…Paris!

Notre Dame

Versailles

Streets of Paris

Food from Corsica

Ryder Cup bathroom signs

Patrick and Tiger (thanks to zoom)

Hotel bathroom sign

Hotel bathroom

And it was a very special treat to meet up with Madeline, one of our high school students who is now attending Esmod Fashion School in Paris!

Dinner with Madeline

Courtyard near Madeline’s apartment

It was a wonderful trip and now it’s time to get back to sewing and classes-

October 2018 Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Tuesday, October 9, 10:30 and 6:30 at Treadle
Thursday, October 11,10:30 at SR Harris, Burnsville
Saturday, October 13, 10:30 at Treadle

Classes at Treadle Yard Goods

Fit Studio, Tuesdays, October 9,16, 23 and 30, 1:00-3:30
Basic Sergery and Beyond, Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, 6:00-8:00
Before Buying a Serger, Tuesday, October 30, 11:00-12:00
Kids’ After School Sewing, Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, and 30, 4:15-5:45

Classes at JoAnn Fabric, Yorktown, Edina

Sew Social, Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25, 1:00-4:00
Sew Studio, Mondays, October 8, 15, 29, 6-9 pm
French Seam Pillowcase, Monday, October 15, 1:00-3:30
Seam Sewing Techniques, Monday October 15, 5:30-8
Thursday, October 25, 9:30-12:00
Sew With Denim, Monday, October 15, 5:30-8:30
Sew With Velvet and Faux Fur and Suede, Thursday, October 18, 9:30-12:30
Comfy Pants, Monday, October 22, 5:30-9:00
Sew With Zippers, Monday, October 22, 5:30-8:30
And Thursday, October 25, 9:30-12:30
Kids’ After School Sewing, Thursdays, October 11, 18 and 25, 4:30-6:00