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 🙂

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!

Fashion Sewing Club Pics (Sept.)

Lots of great garments at this month’s club. Thanks for coming out!

Christine Jonson Moto Jacket

Simplicity 1318

Jalie Eleonore

Pamela’s Patterns #111 Banded Front Cardigan

Kwik Sew 4015

McCalls 7080

Self drafted tee

Knit dress

Brensan Studio OOP shirt pattern

Laurel dress by Colette Patterns

DIY knit dress

June Fashion Sewing Club Photos

Here is a sampling of the creative ideas we saw at the Tuesday and Thursday Club meetings.
Saturday’s were posted previously.
Garment photos and Club sheets from Debbie, Katie and Kristin can be seen here.

New Look 6163

Butterick 6026

Cutting Line Relax a Little

Vogue 1550

And the shoes make the outfit!

Cutting Line Light and Shadow

Butterick 6491

Burda 6821

McCalls 7512

Inspirational Sewing from May Meetings

So many great garments to see in May (thanks to April snow?!?) You keep amazing us with new and different ideas-rock on and thanks for sharing!

Enjoy the heat and the long weekend-just in case your idea of a perfect 95 degree day is sewing in your cool lower level studio :)….

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


December was another meeting of great inspiration and creativity! And fun! So good to rub shoulders with others that are likeminded when it comes to fabric and garments. We keep doing this because you all tell us how much you enjoy getting together.

Speaking of getting together-we’d like to announce the addition of a third Material Girl-Katie Knoblach-in January. She brings a younger aesthetic and fresh perspective along with amazing sewing and embellishing talents. We look forward to mixing things up a bit to keep you wondering!!

This is Katie Knoblach-so happy to have you on board!

The other big announcement is that we are adding a Tuesday evening Fashion Sewing Club at Treadle to reach out to those that can’t make it during the day. This will begin with the January meeting on the 9th. Unfortunately, it also means we will discontinue the Thursday Joann/Edina meeting. Thanks to all who faithfully came to the Thursday meetings. We hope you can make it to Treadle-remember, there’s a discount on fabric while you’re there!
This is also Katie-she really likes this book :)”Triumph of Individual Style”

Kathy sporting the newest Katherine Tilton top

Butterick 6492

Jasper Sweater/Dress from Paprika Patterns

Butterick 6388