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

September Club and News

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.

OK-here is the show and tell for September-

Updating a Kwiksew jacket

Marcy Tilton hoodie
Moneta dress
Rain poncho in laminated cotton

Quincy Jacket-Sewing Workshop

Surprise visit on Saturday-Elizabeth and daughter all decked out

54×18 shawl variations

The blouse perfected!

April Sew and Tell

Another great month of inspiration! Sometimes Debbie and I feel uninspired and then we have three meetings with wonderful garments and projects that spur us on to the next month. Thanks to all of you that attend-whether your project is big or small, simple or complicated-keep sewing and inspiring all of us!
Here are the pics-so many smiles!!

McCalls 7512 Nancy Zieman jacket

Simplicity 1254

Center for Pattern Design

Two Hour Tulip Purse by Anything But Boring

Vogue 8909 Pant


New Look 6397
Sewing Workshop Onde Jacket
Stylearc Ethel Pant
Animals Doing Yoga-Atkinson Designs
Jalie’s Eleonore Jeans

Marcy Tilton zip neck tee

motorcycle pants

a bit of knitting when the sewing machine can’t go on the trip

McCalls 7288