A Great Day at Ginny’s

We waited till May to avoid late snowstorms and instead we got heavy rain and road construction! But everyone got there safely and showed some great warmer weather garments. We are so grateful that you all love to meet together!!

Thursday will be Garment Sewing Group and Fabric Swap at 10:30 at First Sewing, Bloomington and then Saturday at Treadle Yard Goods-come and join the fun and creativity.

Trio Top/Sewing Workhop and Barry Pant/StyleArc
London Shirt/Sewing Workshop
Noto Tee, Hudson Pant, Sterling Jacket-all Sewing Workshop
OOP Butterick Jean Jacket
Jacket/Vogue 1975 Barcelona Dress/Maven Patterns
Eureka Top/Sewing Workshop
Fabric selection by Ginny
Machine embroidery

One More April Meeting

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.

Spring cotton knit pj’s-Madison Top and Joggers-Sewing Workshop
Flynn Jacket-In the Folds and Peplum Top-Peppermint Magazine
Perfectly matched pockets-Simplicity 9479
OOP Marcy Tilton-still a winner!
Blanca Flight Suit X 2-Closet Core Patterns
Nova Sweatshirt-Sinclair Patterns
Tabor Vee-Sew House Seven and another Madison Jogger-Sewing Workshop
Sterling Jacket-Sewing Workshop
Simplicity 9229
Tallinn Sweater-Hey June
Mary Poppins Bag

Makes as Seen at “Lakes”

July’s Wednesday Garment Sewing Group was held at Lakes Makerie-“on the go” as we dubbed it. It was a great turnout and everyone seemed to have multiple makes so here we go-(yes, this is August and I am playing catch up-internet issues!)

Fearless leader, Sarah, in the Bijou Beret from Untitled Thoughts
Lottie Tunic from Christine Haynes
Vogue 1297-a silhouette that popped up again later
Melrose Top from Itch to Stitch
Rye Vest from By Hand
Butterick 5891
Hoodie from Silhouette Patterns
Alabama Chanin inspired work
Nani Iro Jumpsuit X 2
Vogue 8798
Now Shirt by Sewing Workshop
Kielo Jumpsuit by Named Patterns
Muse’s Jenna Cardigan

Makes as Seen at “Lakes”

July’s Wednesday Garment Sewing Group was held at Lakes Makerie-“on the go” as we dubbed it. It was a great turnout and everyone seemed to have multiple makes so here we go-(yes, this is August and I am playing catch up-internet issues!)

Fearless leader, Sarah, in the Bijou Beret from Untitled Thoughts
Lottie Tunic from Christine Haynes
Vogue 1297-a silhouette that popped up again later
Melrose Top from Itch to Stitch
Rye Vest from By Hand
Butterick 5891
Hoodie from Silhouette Patterns
Alabama Chanin inspired work
Nani Iro Jumpsuit X 2
Vogue 8798
Now Shirt by Sewing Workshop
Kielo Jumpsuit by Named Patterns
Muse’s Jenna Cardigan

June’s Tuesday Inspiration

Great meeting-thanks to all who attended!

Thursday and Saturday meetings are coming up tomorrow at 10:30. Go to “Fashion Sewing Club” on the website menu and register to receive the link to the Zoom meeting and the Club sheets.

Some info to pass on:

Craftsy/Bluprint is going out of business. Try this (allavsoft.com) for saving all of your classes before they go away.

SBCC (Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick) patterns are made for petites and more. Paulette made the Paloma Blouse right out of the package and it fit! They are sold on patternreview.com and you can choose the print option as it is a pdf only pattern. I found several I’d like to try because even though I am regular height, I often “petite” patterns to bring up the underarms and waist. I’ll have to lengthen the skirt 🙂 There are a few average height patterns also.

Treadle will honor its 10% off if you attend Fashion Sewing Club, good through June 20. Here’s a pic of their latest arrivals. There are also new rayon batiks.

New arrivals at Treadle!

SR Harris is offering to let us in at 9 am for Fashion Sewing Club next month so we can meet and shop and not keep other customers away-their current limit is 15 people. We’ll let you know if it can be done!

We’re meeting for Sew Social at First Sewing tomorrow! First time in a long time-looking forward to getting together. There will be a limit of 8 people. You can email/text/call if interested in coming.

Linda Lee of Sewing Workshop is hosting some great videos each Tuesday at 11 am but you can watch them anytime-check her website/Facebook/YouTube.

And now for the Sew and Tell-you can send your photos before the meeting and we can all see them on Zoom.

Reminiscent of Gotham City-men’s shirt made by Bernie
Great basic Remy Raglan from Sew House Seven
Quick to sew and comfortable to wear
Favorite Indygo Junction Crossback apron
Merchant & Mills Top 64

April Fashion Sewing Club via Zoom!

In an attempt to establish some normalcy, we hosted Tuesday’s meeting of Fashion Sewing Club on Zoom. We’ve been meeting as Sew Social the past two Thursdays to try it out-and see familiar faces.

You, too can be a part of these meetings by going to our website and clicking the link on the calendar. Zoom can be accessed on your computer or you can download the app for your phone or iPad. Send an email to materialgirlsewing@gmail.com and we will send a copy of the Club sheets so you can follow along.

You can also send photos of your garments to show or show them from your device during the meeting. There is no charge to attend.

Tuesday’s meeting was a big success-so good to see people! Katie Knoblach showed up with her Christine Jonson Easy Coat! We did miss having lunch together afterwards 😦

Katie in Christine Jonson’s Easy Coat

Here are show and tell pics. Kristin and Debbie’s garments along with the Club sheets will be posted after the Saturday meeting.

Be bold! Try something new-or come and lend your expertise-and show up on Thursday or Saturday! See and be seen!!

Bernie’s beautiful herringbone yoke
And herringbone pocket
And a peek of red Bemberg lining
Sewing Workshop Chateau Coat
Patterns for Pirates Grandpa Cardigan-not a stellar review but it looks good!
Cashmerette Fuller Cardigan and Concord Tee-favorite pattern company!

Thanks for the great photos, all! Find your happy place-SEW ON!

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 :)….

January’s Inspiration and February Calendar

A sampling of the sewing that inspired us at January Fashion Sewing Club meetings-
and thanks for going beyond our wildest dreams with so many people at the first Tuesday evening meeting!!

Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top

Tilly and the Buttons Coco Dress/Top

Burda 6475

Black dress-Vogue 9047

New Lisette pattern
Butterick 6526

Two Sewing Workshop Hudson Tops

Little Something Jacket

Very happily finished coat class project

Sewing Workshop Peony Vest

Sandra Bezina vest Vogue 1453

Shapes High Five Jacket

Sewing Workshop Now Shirt as jacket

Sewing Workshop Frankie Blouse

Stylearc Esme Top

Stylearc Grace Coat

And February’s calendar-

Fashion Sewing Club:
Saturday, February 10, 10:30
Tuesday, February 13, 10:30 and 6:30

Classes at JoAnn Edina Yorktown

Sew Social, Thursday, February 1, 8, 22, 1:00-4:00
Learn To Sew, Monday, February 5, 5:30-8:30
Zippers, Monday, February 5, 5:00-8:00
Peasant Top, Monday, February 12, and Monday, February 26,1:00-3:00
Three Seam Pillowcase, Monday, February 12, 5:30-8:30
Comfy Pants, Monday, February 26, 5:30-9:00
Serger: Down and Dirty, Monday, February 12, 1:00-4:00
Serger: Bells and Whistles, Monday, February 26, 1:00-4:00
Sewing For Kids, Thursday, February 22, 9:30-12:30 or 6:00-8:00

Classes For Kids at Joann

Kids’ Comfy Pants, Thursday, February 8, 4:30-6:30 and Thursday, February 22, 4:30-6:30
Kids’ After School Sewing, Thursdays, February 1, 8, 22, 4:30-6:00
Kids’ Learn to Sew, Saturday, February 24, 9:30-12:30

Classes at Treadle Yard Goods

Workroom Social, Tuesdays, February 6 and 13, 1:00-4:00
Basic Sergery and Beyond, Saturdays, February 10 and 24, 1:00-4:00
Sew For Your Life, Tuesday, February 20, 1:00-4:00
Sewing Kids’ Clothes, Tuesday, February 27, 1:00-4:00

July Sew and Tell

Beautiful summer weather may have kept some from staying indoors and sewing but we still had great attendance during our July meetings.

It all started with Debbie's skirt...
It all started with Debbie’s skirt…

Which inspired Donna to turn the border on its head
Which inspired Donna to turn the border on its head

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And Rosemary to give Peggy Sagers a try
And Rosemary to give Peggy Sagers a try
Alabama Chanin techniques from Sewing Workshop
Alabama Chanin techniques from Sewing Workshop
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A few more Sewing Workshop patterns
A few more Sewing Workshop patterns

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Marcy Tilton Vogue
Marcy Tilton Vogue

StyleArc pattern
StyleArc pattern
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Remake of a retro pattern that is currently available as  V9132
Remake of a retro pattern that is currently available as V9132

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And for all of you knitters-a pair of socks :)
And for all of you knitters-a pair of socks 🙂

Happy summer weekend (of sewing)!
Hope to see you next week at Fashion Sewing Club!

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
Sewing Workshop

Balboa Jacket Sewing Workshop
Balboa Jacket
Sewing Workshop

Katherine Tilton Butterick 6254
Katherine Tilton
Butterick 6254

Tremont Jacket Sewing Workshop
Tremont Jacket
Sewing Workshop

Florence Shirt Sewing Workshop
Florence Shirt
Sewing Workshop

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