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October Fashion Sewing Club Photos and Expo Time!

Happy Fall, Halloween, Almost Winter, Daylight Savings Time and don’t forget the Expo is next week!!
Whew! Here we are again-almost time for November Club meetings. Here are the important dates and times:

Sewing and Quilt Expo– November 9-11 on the Expo Stage (same place as last year)
We’ll be presenting Fashion Sewing Club and would love to see you and your latest creations.
Thursday, November 9 at 11:15 am
Friday, November 10 at 4 pm
Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 am

Come every day if you’re there, even if it’s the same garment-audience will change?

November Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Thursday, November 9 , 6:30, @ JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, November 11, 10:30,@ Sewing and Quilting Expo-hope you can come
Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 @Treadle

The Saturday Club meeting will be at the Expo-we felt we had to try to meet new people that are available that day. This is a change in plans, hope we don’t mess up any schedules!

Pre-registration ends November 5th so make plans!!

For your inspiration, here are the photos from October Show and Tell and the jacket that got sent off before some of you got to see it:

Happy Halloween 

A big win for me as I got all seven Halloween jammies sewn,sent and received (without overnight shipping!) by yesterday!!

And the biggest win of all is that I got to see them all in their jammies via FaceTime. 

PS-we’re thinking of using sewing for kids as a format for classes-any interest? We bring fabric, go over technique and we all go home with clothes for kids.

PSS-Christmas is coming….

Busy Tuesday

Thanks to everyone who made Tuesday’s Fashion Sewing Club a big hit. Here’s the pattern that I was wearing-a few of you asked-

Butterick 6065-out of print but still available on Butterick website


I forgot to bring this catalog to Club but if this style appeals to you, I would highly recommend taking the time to go to the website and order the catalog. Line drawings, photo shoot locations, prints, colors…better than a fashion magazine and free! www.gudrunsjoden.com

This is only one page of a 130 page catalog


And is there anything better than the proud smile on the face of a young sewist?!

July Flew By! And Here’s August too-

I don’t know about you but I’m trying to hold on to summer. In the process of having a little too much fun in the sun, I guess I’ve let things slip a bit.
So here is show and tell from our July Fashion Sewing Club-

Butterick 6218

McCalls 7562

Icon Shirt-Sewing Workshop

Vogue 9171

Florence Shirt-Sewing Workshop-original and knit tee version

Vogue 1477

Anything but Ordinary-Cutting Line Designs


And then August Show and Tell-

Vogue 9258

Butterick 6388

Zayn top-Sewing Workshop

Florence Shirt-knit version-Sewing Workshop

Jalie Eleonore Jeans

Butterick 6283

Kids’ leggings from RTW tees

Icon Top from Sewing Workshop

Now and Zen (Sewing Workshop) base-details added


Thanks for coming and sharing your creativity with everyone! We are always amazed at how much people are sewing-even in summer with so many outdoor activities to attend to.

June Inspiration

At our Tuesday Treadle meeting we were treated to a sneak preview of some textiles that Michele has ordered. The company is called Wool Gathering (which means dream catching) and imports directly from artisans in India. Watch for the new arrivals!


And then there was sew and tell!!

Stash busting scarf and a modified Cynthia Guffey blouse!


Easy Peasy Pleated dress by Olive Ann

Zipper closure below collar on back of dress



Thanks for coming everybody-see you in July!!

This and that

Classes and sew and tell from February’s Fashion Sewing Club-

Fur coat by our aspiring young fashion designer

Fresh colors in a pillowcase by a new sewist

A little travel to a warm place

Cool bag by a new young sewist

Vintage find in mom’s closet

McCall’s jacket

Peony vest-Sewing Workshop

Farrow Dress-Grainline Studio

Do you see the subtle top stitching?

Chanel jacket-finished!

Cynthia Guffey blouse with a lot of help

So chic in a ponte knit

Light and Shadows-Cutting Line Designs

Such a great use of the fabric!

Pearl and Opal Jacket-Sewing Workshop

Diane Ericson vest

January Inspiration

Here’s some of what we saw from you at Fashion Sewing Club in January. Thanks for making it what it is-inspirational! Club sheets and photos can be found in top menu bar.

Also, a few things to do around town-
Textile Center’s A Common Thread exhibit through February 25.
Dressing Downton exhibit at MOA through January 31.

More Guffey

Here are pics for Debbie’s jacket-



The pattern-


The muslin-

Button placket and collar detail for blouse-


Won’t you join us at noon on Tuesday, January 24 at Treadle or at 1 pm, Thursday, January 26 at JoAnn?

Cynthia Guffey Patterns, Anyone?

It’s  hard not to love Cynthia Guffey’s beautifully constructed garments in cottons and silks. She was at the Expo again this past year and even though I have purged past patterns of hers from my stash I still ended up taking several new ones home with me.


Several Material Girls modeled her garments on the runway and also fell under the spell. So this year we  decided to give her patterns a fighting chance. We are hoping that some group effort may unlock the mysteries of her limited sized, scantily illustrated, but technically challenging patterns.

To that end, we will be bringing our Guffey patterns to Workroom Social classes at Treadle (2/21 and 28 for starters) and Sew Social classes at JoAnn Yorktown (most Thursdays from 1-4).

Debbie has her muslin partially constructed for the jacket pattern with deep pleats at the shoulders. I have cut out the paper pattern and chosen fabric for the blouse with split button placket. I was happy to see that the new Threads issue has an article on a related button placket.


If you have experience with Cynthia’s patterns or would like to delve into her patterns with us, please email or register through Treadle (651-698-9690) or our website. 

I’ll be posting our progress!

December Show and Tell

First, here’s the new grand baby girl!! There will be one more by the time next Club rolls around 🙂
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And then a taste of the talent and hard work that you all been doing! We so appreciate you sharing and inspiring us and others each month!

Fearless Treadle owner and a finished Peony Vest from Sewing Workshop

Fearless Treadle owner and a finished Peony Vest from Sewing Workshop

Sewing Workshop Barcelona as a tunic dress

Sewing Workshop Barcelona as a tunic dress

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Chicago Jacket/Sewing Workshop

Chicago Jacket/Sewing Workshop

More Christmas pj's

More Christmas pj’s

Treadle's sequins in a skirt

Treadle’s sequins in a skirt

Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files!!

Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files!!

Vionnet Bias Dress

Vionnet Bias Dress

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Fit for Art Tabula Rasa Jacket

Fit for Art Tabula Rasa Jacket


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