Between MEA, After School Sewing at both Treadle and Joann and Sew Social, many projects made it to the finish line!
You can also find all Fashion Sewing Club Sheets and Garment Photos for 2016 on the website-finally got caught up. Show and Tell highlights will come next week.
Tuesday After School Sewing begins again in November at Treadle and is ongoing at Joann, Yorktown on Thursday afternoons. Workroom Social also begins in November at Treadle and is ongoing at Joann, Yorktown on Thursday afternoons.
We are grateful to First Sewing for having allowed us to teach at their new location across from Schuler Shoes but we missed not having fabric, patterns and notions available while we taught classes. So we approached Joann Fabrics at Yorktown in Edina (across from Target) and they are very excited to have us teaching classes there!
There are a few kinks to work out but we will be offering our usual Sew Studio (now called Sew Social) on Thursday afternoons from 1-4 pm and After School Sewing from 4:30-6 beginning September 8th.
Fashion Sewing Club will also have its Thursday evening meetings at Joann beginning this Thursday, September 8th at 6:30. The classroom is in the back of the store just to the right of Framing. You will still pay Material Girls for Club.
Debbie and I will also teach Joann classes (Beginning Sewing, Lazy Day (pj) Pants, Pullover Knit Top, that are offered nationally. These classes should be registered for through Joann online or in a store.
We hope you aren’t inconvenienced too much. We’ll all have a little more elbow room too!
And, of course, we are still teaching at Treadle Yard Goods. Here’s a link to the new class schedule.
Fashion Sewing Club meets at Treadle on Saturday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 13.
…with the Material Girls, anyway 🙂
We’ve had a fun summer of sewing with the next generation of sewists. Treadle has been a younger group and Southtown has been predominantly teens and most afternoons we’ve had our maximum of six students!
Here are a few pics to share the creativity and hard work of these students-
Our remaining August classes-click on the class title to go to online sign up-
Teen/Kids’ Weekly Sewing:
Thursdays, August 25, 10:00-12:00
Thursdays, August 11, 18 and 25, 4:00-6:00
Teen/Kids’ Sewing Camp:
Wednesday and Thursday, August 17 and 18, 10:00-2:30 (you may come only one of the days if you want)
If students want to make one of the projects listed, we will need to know so we can bring fabric and pattern otherwise a student may also work on a project of their own choosing. If the student is a new beginner, we will make a pillowcase and then move on as time allows.
Registration will close at 8 pm on Tuesday, August 17th for the two day camp. Weekly classes are open till the day before.
Our summer schedule ends August 25. We are working on fall classes. A weekly after school class will be offered and we are happy to schedule classes on school days off but there are many districts so if you send us a few dates we will work with them to schedule a class. Homeschool classes are also welcome.
Enjoy the last month of summer!
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…
Which inspired Donna to turn the border on its head
And Rosemary to give Peggy Sagers a try
Alabama Chanin techniques from Sewing Workshop
A few more Sewing Workshop patterns
Marcy Tilton Vogue
Remake of a retro pattern that is currently available as V9132
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!
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
Including a period dressed doll, all the way down to undergarments!
Chicago Jacket with modifications from Sew Confident!
is a downloadable periodic class from Sewing Workshop.)
Short and Sassy Jacket
A Little Something’ Jacket and zip pouches
Two Simplicity 2246 Lisette shirt dresses
Walden Cooper Bag
Florence Shirt from Sewing Workshop
Simplify Your Life from Cutting Line Designs
Bridal creation by Claire
Snagged some cool fabric (singular) and patterns (not singular) at JoAnn’s.
Sewing my weekend away…
May did not disappoint-our first showing on Saturday was an authentic ball costume and she really did go to Versailles AND made a costume for her husband also. We are waiting for details…
Take me to Versailles
Another version of Butterick 6254-Tilton coat
Drafted from ready to wear
Dusters are in! Try Simplicity 8059
Florence Shirt from Sewing Workshop Patterns
Fell in love with the fabric
Claire’s custom design for mother of the bride
Fabric with pleats skirt
Door prize fabric made into shift dress
Hand silk screening
Christening dress with removable skirt
We can’t wait to see what everyone has been sewing for June.
Club meetings are:
Thursday, June 9, 6:30 at First Sewing, Bloomington
Saturday, June 11, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
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???
Sewaholic Granville Shirt
Style Arc Victoria Blouse
Style Arc Victoria Blouse
Vogue 1415 in fleece
Copy of favorite robe
Style Arc ensemble
Must have accessory-narrow scarf-2″ x 72″
Butterick 6064 in amazing Treadle fabric
Bristol Dress x 2
Tilton Coat-Butterick 6254
Indigo Junction vest
Cotton voile ensemble
Tremont Jacket-Sewing Workshop Pattern
Tremont Jacket-Sewing Workshop 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!!
Our last May Sewing Studio will be held on Thursday, May 26, from 1-4. The new summer calendar is on the website, mostly complete except for PayPal buttons. They should be ready before the holiday weekend. We’ll be back with more descriptions and info about the new classes for summer.
Are you watching the Great British Sewing Bee? I had no idea they were on Season 4 already. YouTube is the only way I know of watching-there have been 2 episodes. Here’s a blog that adds extra content to the episodes.