It’s tomorrow (Thursday, April 14) at First Sewing, Bloomington and there’s going to be ALOT of fabric to swap!!!! Please come and take some. Somebody was moving… There will be some diamonds and some duds but it’s all free and going to Goodwill by 4 pm.
There will also be great sewing inspiration! Here’s what we saw at the Sewing Lounge Wednesday. There were 27 people and we stood on a chair so all could see-but we had a great time 🙂 Thanks for keeping on keeping on.
Our last October meeting is tomorrow (Thursday) at First Sewing and we’re going to try a fabric swap.
GOT FABRIC? WANT FABRIC? Bring it to the Garment Sewing Group meeting at 10:30 am. We’re not going to charge money or anything, leave your fabric or take it back home-patterns, notions, anything sewing related.
Here are photos from Saturday (Treadle) and Wednesday (Ginny’s)-
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
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
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.
Fulton Sweater-Alina Sewing/Design Co.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!!
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!
First up, Treadle is having a sale! Starts Friday, October 6 and ends October 16-beautiful fabric is sure to get your creative juices flowing.
Don’t forget about Sewing and Quilting Expo-November 9-11-we’ll be there doing an enlarged version of Fashion Sewing Club and hanging out at the Treadle booth-any ideas for what we could offer as we sit and chat? Stump the Chump-what to do with this fabric/pattern?
Our Workroom Social on Tuesdays is catching on-please join us to keep your projects going and get to know new people! The same format-Sew Social-at Joann on Thursday afternoon is pretty full but there’s a morning session that has plenty of room 🙂
We encourage you to try the Jalie Eleonore Pant-Treadle carries the pattern and we had six more students very happily complete and wear them with few alterations. One student even added a pocket bag and made them more of a bootcut.