More Show and Tell

First, a follow up from the last post. Barbara (below)
sent a picture of the cuddly blanket that her sister embellished with jacket leftovers. Thanks, Barbara!
Judie Gift To Barbara
Next up, show and tell from our Saturday and Tuesday meetings-(I tried to remember pattern numbers…)

The cool wool fabric with the square holes!
The cool wool fabric with the square holes!

Sewing Workshop's Chicago  Jacket
Sewing Workshop’s Chicago Jacket
Headed to Hawaii
Headed to Hawaii
Vogue 1363
Vogue 1363
Sewing Workshop's Odette & Ivy
Sewing Workshop’s Odette & Ivy
Self drafted welt pocket!!
Self drafted welt pocket!!

Vogue 9035 Marcy Tilton
Vogue 9035 Marcy Tilton

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And last but not least, the Pattern of the Month photos! A few brave souls took us up on the challenge and made/modified the following versions of Vogue 9026.
Vogue 9026
Vogue 9026

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February Pattern of the Month

It can be very educational to see the same pattern made several different ways and on different bodies. So we decided we’d try choosing a pattern to focus on each month. To sweeten the deal, we are giving a $15 gift certificate for Treadle fabric to a randomly drawn person who has made the pattern of the month.

Vogue 9026
Vogue 9026
Vogue 8962
Vogue 8962

This month the pattern is Vogue 9026. I won’t give away everything about the pattern but there are a few things to be aware of if you are sewing the pattern. After opening the pattern and finding the finished garment measurements I realized that it was narrower at the hip (39″-medium) than the bust (40.5″medium). For my pear shaped body, that wouldn’t work. So I went to Vogue 8962 which had the same “back wrapped to front” styling but with a fit more like a pear shaped body. Bottom line-I slit the back pattern piece from hemline to the box marking the underarm seam and opened the slit to give me the extra width I needed at the hip. Pretty happy with the results.
One of the reasons we chose the pattern was the vee neck with a center seam. Unfortunately the directions tell you to sew up that center seam and then apply the neck band. No way, Jose! I applied the neck band flat and then sewed the center seam including the neck band. Looks great.
There are all kinds of possibilities to mix up fabrics in this pattern too. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
And speaking of pattern of the month-have you checked out Pattern Review’s Best Patterns of 2014? Several were featured in Fashion Sewing Club garments and there are a few I’d like to try.
See you in the next week-

Fall Knit Wardrobe Class

Looking to add a current piece to your wardrobe? Further your “sewing with knits” skills on the serger or sewing machine? We have a class for you!
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The four garments we focus on are the wrap dress-no gaping, not a lot of fabric, easy construction, luxe sweatshirt-not your grandma’s sweatshirt!-fun fabrics, embellishment, no band options, yoga jacket-what everyone’s wearing, mix up fabrics, your new go to “sweater” and loose pant-made from a knit it’s your best pj pant or something fancy and you’ve got a base for holiday tops.

You may choose to make all or one of them. You will most likely not finish the garment in one class but can continue at home or at the next class. We will begin each class with tips and techniques for knits and the specific pattern and then help you with pattern and fabric selection or construction depending on where you choose to begin.

Suggested pattern numbers for the garments are:(all of them are on my pinterest board-click here
Wrap dress-McCalls 6884, Simplicity 1653 (can be made w/o ties), Simp 2369 (same as 1653 but fewer sleeve variations, also has a loose pant for last class), McCalls 7016, New Look 6301 (Debbie’s Sept. garment)
Luxe sweatshirt-Simp 1317, McCalls 6614, 6992, Vogue 9026, New Look 6314, Burda 7013
Yoga jacket-KwikSew 4032, Simp 1361, Butt 5683 View B (Debbie’s Sept. garment), McCalls 7026, New Look 6251, Jalie 2679 (Kristin’s Sept. garment
Loose pant-Butterick 4807, 5044, 5893, KwikSew 3615, New Look 6816, 6730, 6289, 6735

Treadle– (3 hour class)
Wrap dress – Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., October 7
Yoga jacket – Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 1
Luxe sweatshirt – Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., December 13
Knit Lounge Pant – Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 16
Fee: $35.00 per single session or $125.00 for all
To register at Treadle, please call 651-698-9690

Hancock-2 hour class-please note, we have already had the wrap dress class but you can still make one
Yoga jacket-Thursday, October 16, 10-12 pm
Luxe Sweatshirt-Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:30-12:30 pm or 6-8 pm
Knit lounge pant/loose pant, Dec. 18, 10:30-12:30 or 6-8 pm
Fee: $25 per class or $70 when you sign up for all 3
To register at Hancock/Southtown click on the link or email/call 952-201-3863

Come join the creative party!

And if that’s not what you are looking for, here is the calendar for October-

October Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Thursday, October 9, 10:30 or 6:30 at First Sewing, Bloomington Hancock Fabrics
Saturday, October 11, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, October 14, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
*Fashion Sewing Club is $10 per month. Your first visit is free!

Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,
Using your Cover/Chain Stitch Machine, Thursday, October 2, 6:00-8:00
Kids After School Sewing Club, Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 4:00-5:30 FULL!
Fall Knit Wardrobe-Wrap Dress, Tuesday, October 7, 6:00-9:00
Sew It Fits: The Skirt, Tuesdays, October 14, 21, and 28, 6:00-8:00
Basic Serger and Beyond, Saturday, October 25 and November 1,10:00-1:00

First Sewing, Bloomington Hancock Fabrics, 952-884-1938
*Please register with Material Girls website or call us at 952-201-3863
Sew It Fits Series, Thursday, October 9, 2:00-4:00
Learn To Sew, Mondays, October 13 and 20, 10:30-12:30 or 6:00-8:00
Basic Serger and Beyond, Mondays, October 13 and 20, 10:30-12:30 or 6:00-8:00
Sewing Studio, Mondays, October 13 and 20, 1:00-4:00
Kids After School Sewing Club, Mondays, October 13 and 20, 4:30-6:00
Sew/Serge Your Fall Wardrobe,-Luxe Sweatshirt, Thursday, October 16, 10:00-12:00 or 6:00-8:00

Chanhassen Vacuum Center: 952-938-7838,
Kids Fall Break Sewing Camp, Thursday, October 16, 1:30-4:30

Bloomington /Richfield Community Education Classes,
Basic Serger and Beyond, Thursdays, October 16, 23, 30, 6:30-8:30
Class will be held at Jefferson High School