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 :)….

Bare Legs? Bare Shoulders? Today in Burnsville


That’s right-final Fashion Sewing Club for April at SR Harris in Burnsville. Today, Thursday at 10:30 am.
Like most normal people expecting spring weather, we sewed for spring! Who knew we’d be cancelling a meeting on Saturday because of a super snowstorm? But the weather man said sixty next week so we keep hoping.
We also hope you can join us this morning if you haven’t yet this month. Bring your spring dream clothes to show and we’ll have ours.

June Sew and Tell

Full house on Tuesday
Full house on Tuesday

We continue to appreciate all of you that attend Fashion Sewing Club. All three of them have loyal followers and new attendees. It’s so energizing!
I wanted to pass on a link to an organization that Treadle worked with for Grand Old Days-Sew Good Goods. They donate handmade high quality items to people that need them-you can cut, sew, donate, have a party. I’m checking to see if they would be interested in any scraps that any of us might have as they use Treadle fabric.
The photos and Club sheets have been posted under Club Sheets and Garment Photos above. Here is a sampling of what you showed us in June-
New attendee who likes all things vintage
New attendee who likes all things vintage
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Including a period dressed doll, all the way down to undergarments!
Including a period dressed doll, all the way down to undergarments!

Chicago Jacket with modifications from Sew Confident!
Chicago Jacket with modifications from Sew Confident!

(Sew Confident! is a downloadable periodic class from Sewing Workshop.)
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Simplicity 1358
Simplicity 1358

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Short and Sassy Jacket
Short and Sassy Jacket
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A Little Something' Jacket and zip pouches
A Little Something’ Jacket and zip pouches
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Two Simplicity 2246 Lisette shirt dresses
Two Simplicity 2246 Lisette shirt dresses
Walden Cooper Bag
Walden Cooper Bag
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Florence Shirt from Sewing Workshop
Florence Shirt from Sewing Workshop

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Butterick 6287
Butterick 6287
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Simplify Your Life from Cutting Line Designs
Simplify Your Life from Cutting Line Designs
Simplicity 1615
Simplicity 1615

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Bridal creation by Claire
Bridal creation by Claire

April Sew and Tell

April was a good sewing month for some-lots to see. Fashion Sewing Club photos and sewing notes can be found by clicking here or on Club Sheets/Garment Photos above.
Below is Karen’s ensemble-the tunic is ready-to-wear by Gudrun Sjoden. I’ve watched her clothing for some time. It’s full of color and pattern but not something I’d expect to see on the street here in the metro area. One of the dilemmas on my mind was to reinterpret the look into something I could wear. Karen has solved the problem by choosing just one piece and matching it with a solid pant and sweater. Now which piece will I order???

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More inspiration–

Sewaholic Granville Shirt
Sewaholic Granville Shirt

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Style Arc Victoria Blouse
Style Arc Victoria Blouse
Style Arc Victoria Blouse
Style Arc Victoria Blouse
Vogue 1415 in fleece
Vogue 1415 in fleece

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Butterick 6254
Butterick 6254
Butterick 6254
Butterick 6254

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Vogue 9174
Vogue 9174
Copy of favorite robe
Copy of favorite robe
Style Arc ensemble
Style Arc ensemble

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Must have accessory-narrow scarf-2" x 72"
Must have accessory-narrow scarf-2″ x 72″
Vogue Trench
Vogue Trench
Butterick 6064 in amazing Treadle fabric
Butterick 6064 in amazing Treadle fabric
Bristol Dress x 2
Bristol Dress x 2
Tilton Coat-Butterick 6254
Tilton Coat-Butterick 6254
Indigo Junction vest
Indigo Junction vest

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Cotton voile ensemble
Cotton voile ensemble
Vogue 8934
Vogue 8934
Fun lining
Fun lining

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Tremont Jacket-Sewing Workshop Pattern
Tremont Jacket-Sewing Workshop Pattern
Tremont Jacket-Sewing Workshop Pattern
Tremont Jacket-Sewing Workshop Pattern

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Jacket based on "Suit Yourself" pattern
Jacket based on “Suit Yourself” pattern

We hope you’ve been inspired or helped you remember what you may have seen at Fashion Sewing Club in April. The next Club meetings are:

Thursday, June 9, 6:30 pm at First Sewing Bloomington
Saturday, June 11, 10:30, @ Treadle
Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 @ Treadle

Hope to see you!!

Pattern Review Weekend, Anyone?

Always on the lookout for sewing related things to do, we’ve decided to take in the Pattern Review Weekend as it is so close by in Chicago. Our rooms and flights are booked-now all we have to do is decide which indie (or other) patterns to try before we go.

Dates are Friday and Saturday, May 15-16. Check-in is Thursday night, a full day of panel discussions, etc. and a dinner on Friday and shopping on Saturday.

Grainline Studio, Jalie, Janet Pray of Islander Patterns and Angela Wolf will be on the panel.

We’d love to have company so email us if you are planning to go to.

Here’s the link.

January Show and Tell

Despite the cold weather many of you attended Club meetings and we were all well rewarded. Inspirational sewing and seeing friends (some of whom we hadn’t seen for many months and some new) made the cold trip worthwhile.

Next month’s meetings will be here soon as the Saturday meeting is one week early-
Saturday, Feb. 6, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 11, Southtown Hancock, 6:30 pm

January Club sheets and photos are posted under the heading of the same above.

Here’s Show and Tell:
The Bristol Dress from Sewing Workshop-

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Embellished seam
Embellished seam

Becky's Bristol. She also showed the Gracie Transeasonal Coat from StyleArc
Becky’s Bristol. She also showed the Gracie Transeasonal Coat from StyleArc
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L Squared Bag from Sewing Workshop-fabric from Joann's
L Squared Bag from Sewing Workshop-fabric from Joann’s

New Look 6383
New Look 6383

K. Tilton coat-Butterick 6254 in jersey
K. Tilton coat-Butterick 6254 in jersey
Great Copy Savannah tee with neckline variations
Great Copy Savannah tee with neckline variations

Oliver + S skirt
Oliver + S skirt

Style Arc Stacie Jean Jacket
Style Arc Stacie Jean Jacket
Michelle's Verona Jacket from Sewing Workshop
Michelle’s Verona Jacket from Sewing Workshop

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Handstitching detail
Handstitching detail
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Beach sewing!
Beach sewing!
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November Show and Tell/Year End Calendar

Another Expo has come and gone. It was great to see so many of you; fun to catch up with those we haven’t seen in a while.

November club sheets and garment photos have been posted-click on the link above.
It was another great month for show and tell. We had over 80 attendees at the Expo versions of Club.

We have two weeks of classes after Thanksgiving including the December installment of Fashion Sewing Club. Can’t wait to see the holiday sewing. There are so many fun pieces at Treadle with a little bit of blitz and bling.

Here is the calendar for the remainder of the year and then some show and tell pics.

December Fashion Sewing Club
Tuesday, December 8, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30 am
Thursday, December 10, Hancock Fabrics, Southtown, 10:30 and 6:30
Saturday, December 12, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30

Classes:
Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com
Basic Sergery and Beyond: Saturday, December 5 and 12, 2-5 pm
First Sewing: Bloomington Hancock Fabrics, 952-884-1938
*Please register in advance with Material Girls on their website or call us at 952-201-3863
Sewing Studio: Thursdays, December 3, 10, 1:00-4:00
Basic Serger and Beyond: May be taken during any Sewing Adventures below
Sewing Adventures: Tuesday, December 1, 12:30-2:30
Thursday, December 3, 6:00-8:00
Wednesday, December 9, 1-3 pm
Sewing For HomeSchoolers: Tuesday, December 1, 10:00-11:30

Tremont Jacket  Sewing Workshop
Tremont Jacket
Sewing Workshop
Self drafted
Self drafted

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Chicago Jacket  Sewing Workshop
Chicago Jacket
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Balboa Jacket Sewing Workshop
Balboa Jacket
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Katherine Tilton Butterick 6254
Katherine Tilton
Butterick 6254
Tremont Jacket Sewing Workshop
Tremont Jacket
Sewing Workshop
Florence Shirt Sewing Workshop
Florence Shirt
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May Club Meetings-A Full Deck!

Yes, there were 52 people attending-thanks to all for coming!! Photos and Club Sheets are posted (see bar above). Here’s the show and tell! Lots of people eager to sew for warmer weather-whenever it decides to come around…

Sewing Workshop's Liberty Shirt
Sewing Workshop’s Liberty Shirt
Those great big bold prints we're seeing everywhere
Those great big bold prints we’re seeing everywhere
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Using a contrast color thread adds a little pizzazz
Using a contrast color thread adds a little pizzazz
Wool still feels good some mornings...
Wool still feels good some mornings…
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January's POM
January’s POM
Fun bags
Fun bags
An armful of bags
An armful of bags
Vogue 8952
Vogue 8952
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Pleated Sandra Betzina blouse
Pleated Sandra Betzina blouse
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Tilton jacket in a ponte knit
Tilton jacket in a ponte knit
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Granville Shirt conquered!
Granville Shirt conquered!
Foldover elastic used for neckband
Foldover elastic used for neckband
Look closely at the blue skirt-cut out scuba knit!
Look closely at the blue skirt-cut out scuba knit!

Clare and her classic jacket
Clare and her classic jacket

April Club Show and Tell and Calendar

May Club meetings begin this Saturday, May 9th at Treadle, continuing Tuesday at Treadle and Thursday at Hancock Southtown so I thought I better get the April Club sheets and photos posted and make some room on my camera!

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Happy to dig up pattern numbers if you see something you want to pursue!

May Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Saturday, May 9,10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Thursday, May 14, 10:30 and 6:30 at First Sewing, Bloomington Hancock Fabrics

Classes:
Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com
Basic Serger and Beyond, Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 1:00-4:00
Knit Dress Sew Along, Tuesdays, May 12, 19, and 26, 6:00-8:00

First Sewing, Bloomington Hancock Fabrics, 952-884-1938
*Please register in advance with Material Girls on their website or call us at 952-201-3863

Sew-Serge-Fit, Thursdays, May 21 and 28, 10:00-12:00, 6:00-8:00
Sew Along Studio (Summer Dress), Thursdays, May 14, 21 and 28, 1:00-4:00
Kids’ Sew, Thursday, May 14, 4:30-6

Saturday’s Show and Tell

I think we hit a record for attendance on a Saturday meeting for Fashion Sewing Club-twenty people!! Woohoo!

Our Saturday morning photographer (anyone interested for Tuesday or Thursday?) snapped these photos-but the real “heart warmer/sweetheart/valentine” story was that Barbara (pictured in the black wool coat below) and her sister, Judy, have been attending for at least a year now. Barbara made quite a few versions of a double sided quilted jacket but came in her newly sewn black coat on Saturday. Judy, unbeknownst to her sister, had made a soft cuddly blanket for Barbara and embellished it with all of the cotton scraps from Judy’s jackets. She unfolded it in front of Barbara for the first time at Club on Saturday! (We didn’t get a picture but I’d post it if one of them would send a photo-hint, hint). Those two sisters are a perfect example of how we can encourage each other to go beyond our previous sewing boundaries. And if your sister doesn’t sew, come to Club and meet a new sister to join you on your journey!

Thanks for all the “keep me on the email list” responses. Just doing a little housecleaning. You don’t need to do anything if we’ve seen you/talked to you in the last twelve months.

Tuesday and Thursday Clubbers-the gauntlet has been thrown!
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Coat-Blue

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