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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

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April Club Meetings Begin Saturday/March Photos

Fashion Sewing Club starts soon!
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 at Joann
Depending on how closely you pay attention to details-you may notice that the Thursday date has changed-my bad. The 13th is the second Thursday and that’s when we’ll have Club at Joann. Sorry for any confusion!!

March Show and Tell did not disappoint-we hope you are enjoying your sewing for this month-or something else if sewing didn’t make it to your Done list. Either way, join us and see what’s up for spring.

April Classes are listed after photos.

Fashion Sewing Club, April 2017
Saturday, April 8,10:30 @Treadle
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 @ Treadle
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 @ JoAnn-Edina

Classes:
Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com

Kids After School Sewing Club: Tuesday, 4:15-5:45, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Back In The Saddle: Tuesday, 6:00-8:00, April 4, 11
Workroom Social: Tuesdays, 6-9 pm, April 18 and 25

JoAnn: Yorktown Mall, 3411 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN, 952-831-5200

Misses Simple Sheath Dress:Monday, 1:00-4:00, April 10
Sew Studio: Thursday, 1:00-4:00, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Kids After School Sewing: Thursday, 4:30-6:00, April 6, 13, 20 27
Tote: Thursday, 9:30-12:30, April 13
Bow Tie: Monday, 6:00-8:00, April 24
Three Seam Pillowcase: Saturday, 1:00-3:30, April 8
Monday, 10:00-12:30, April 10
Comfy Pants: Thursday, 5:30-9:00, April 20
Monday, 1:00-4:30, April 24
Sew Basics: Thursday, 6:00-8:30, April 6

Time for Club and more-

Last night kicked off February Fashion Sewing Club at Joann. Thanks for coming!
Saturday and Tuesday we’ll be at Treadle-both meeting at 10:30.
Hope to see more of you-

Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to the past few weeks:

Homeschool group threading elastic in pj pant waistband

Need inspiration? The Oval Room is now located in the Southdale Macy’s!

Removing 30 year old elastic from baby pants-brittle is an understatement!

First in-seam buttonhole in my Cynthia Guffey blouse

Happy grand baby!


Happy stitching!

Happy Halloween!

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We are getting ready for Fashion Sewing Club next Tuesday and then the Sewing Expo next Thursday and Friday.
Hope the “smooth sewing” goblins are with you today if you are sewing.

A New School Year-A New Location

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.

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!

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!!

New location for Bloomington classes -May calendar

Hancock’s Southtown location is officially closed but the new First Sewing location is up and running!

The new store, where we will continue offering classes, is still in Southtown Shopping Center and across from Schuler Shoes. It’s also just across the street from Bed Bath and Beyond. The new classroom area is open and welcoming and the bathrooms are so clean! We are grateful to Bruce and his staff for dedicating space to classes. The formal address is 7971 Southtown Drive.

Classes start up again this week-here’s the calendar for the month of May:

May 2016 Fashion Sewing Club dates
*Please note date and time changes for May due to our attendance at the Pattern Review Weekend May 12-14.
Saturday, May 7, 1:30 at Treadle
Tuesday, May 10, 10:30 at Treadle

Classes at Treadle:
Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690, www.treadleyardgoods.com

Basic Serger and Beyond:
Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 6:00-8:00

Kids’ Summer Sewing Club:
Session 1: Tuesday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. June 14, 21, 28
Session 2: Tuesday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. July 12, 19, 26
Session 3: Tuesday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. August 9, 16, 23

Classes at First Sewing:
First Sewing, Bloomington South Town Center, 952-884-1938
(New location is across the hall from Schuler Shoes)
*Please register in advance with Material Girls on their website or call us at 952-201-3863

Sew Studio:
Thursdays, May 5, 19, 26, 1:00-4:00

March Comes in Like a Lion

Life was unusually full for us as March began. Unfortunately some things had to make room for others. We apologize for having to cancel Thursday’s Fashion Sewing Club. Saturday and Tuesday meetings were wonderful and great therapy for Debbie and me. Some of the highlights are featured below.

Hancock Fabrics at Southtown is still open, markdowns were at 40% when I was last at the store-the markdowns seem to vary from store to store. Rumor has it that the stores will close by May but that isn’t official. First Sewing will be moving east in the same mall and our current plan is to teach in their new space. There may be a week or two in limbo but we will keep you posted.

Treadle classes continue as usual. Michelle is probably home from her Vegas buying trip and great new fabric has already been coming in. Summer kids’ classes have been posted on their website.

March Classes:
Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,www.treadleyardgoods.com
Basic Serger and Beyond, Tuesdays, March 22 and 29, 2:00-5:00
Wear It Now, Tuesdays, March 29 and April 5, 6:00-9:00

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

Kids’ Spring Break Sewing:
Wednesday-Thursday, March 30, 31, 10:00-2:30
Sew Studio, Thursday, March 31, 1-4 pm

February and March Club photos and sheets are also on the website-see above on menu bar.

Marci Tilton tee

Marci Tilton tee

KwikSew shirt conquered!

KwikSew shirt conquered!

Tremont Jacket

Tremont Jacket

Florence Shirt

Florence Shirt

Finally did some sewing for herself!!

Finally did some sewing for herself!!

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Wardrobing for a trip

Wardrobing for a trip

Sandra Betzina jacket

Sandra Betzina jacket

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Going to Disney-check out the pompoms inside the skirt!

Going to Disney-check out the pompoms inside the skirt!

Katherine Tilton jacket-you need one

Katherine Tilton jacket-you need one

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Pretty lace shells

Pretty lace shells

Going to Paris coat

Going to Paris coat

Tomorrow I’ll post April classes and a few other tidbits…