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January 30, 2019

Wiksten Kimono Jacket

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The Wiksten Kimono Sleeve Jacket is a Japanese-inspired Haori style jacket.  With large pockets and a fold-over collar, this oversized jacket is functional, comfortable, and stylish.  Fully lined and reversible (but with pocket on only one side), it looks more complicated to make than it actually is. The pattern includes three different lengths to choose from-- short (hip length), mid (below-hip length), and long (thigh length). This versatile jacket  is flattering, modern, remarkably easy to sew and works in in a wide variety of fabrics . If you are comfortable sewing and are an advancing beginner, you're probably ready to make this jacket with a little help, of course). Class fee includes pattern, interfacing, are all tools, and use of our sewing machines (you can also choose to bring your own).  You need to purchase fabrics and matching thread.

Ideally, each student would pick up pattern, select size and fabrics in advance, and come to class with fabric pre-washed, cut and ready to sew. If you need help cutting, you can stop by the shop and we'll be happy to help you get ready.

Yardages are outlined for each size on the back of the pattern

Recommended Main fabrics: medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, soft denim, cotton/linen blend, twill, and wool


Recommended Lining fabrics: light to medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as rayon, chambray, linen, cotton/linen blend, and silk

Call or drop an email and we'll be happy to answer any questions. We'd love to have you join us.

New Garment Fabrics

 

A new shop, a new website and a Minneapolis sewing meet-up

A new shop, a new website and a Minneapolis sewing meet-up

October 24, 2018

New beginnings for Lakes Makerie...

 

Our Classes at Minnesota Pinners

Our Classes at Minnesota Pinners

June 15, 2018
The Minnesota Pinners Conference is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center next week, Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, and we've been invited to participate. I've never been to a Pinners Expo, so I'm not quite sure what to expect, but the idea is to see and try some of the kinds of projects/ideas you might have seen on the Pinterest platform.
HAPPY FALL: OUR COLORFUL COAT.

HAPPY FALL: OUR COLORFUL COAT.

April 05, 2018
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TWO ROSCOE DRESSES, A TRIED AND TRUE PATTERN FROM TRUE BIAS

TWO ROSCOE DRESSES, A TRIED AND TRUE PATTERN FROM TRUE BIAS

March 29, 2018
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MELANGE: BRIDGETOWN BACKLESS DRESS + MCCALLS M0525

MELANGE: BRIDGETOWN BACKLESS DRESS + MCCALLS M0525

February 03, 2018
Several months have gone by, but I finally promised myself I would get this posted today. It's snowy outside, but not as cold as when we took these pictures.
PATTERN REVIEW SIMPLICITY 8124 BY CYNTHIA ROWLEY

PATTERN REVIEW SIMPLICITY 8124 BY CYNTHIA ROWLEY

June 10, 2017
I find myself sewing a lot less from big 4 patterns lately, but I think I've purchased almost every pattern by Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity (and even sewn up several of them).
PATTERN REVIEW: SIMPLICITY 8335

PATTERN REVIEW: SIMPLICITY 8335

May 01, 2017
It's May Day! We had a cold, rainy/sleety/snowy one here, but that doesn't mean we can't start sewing for Spring anyway. I made this sweet summer top two weeks ago. I used Simplicity 8335 and a lightweight checked voile.
WINTER FORMAL IN VELVET

WINTER FORMAL IN VELVET

February 14, 2017
Winter Formal was last weekend. It always helps to plan ahead when making a dress for a special event. This something most sewists have learned the hard way (and which we experienced last year with alterations up until the picture taking for the tafetta dress picture below).
LAKES MAKERIE ANIMAL FRIENDS: MEET SCHULYER

LAKES MAKERIE ANIMAL FRIENDS: MEET SCHULYER

November 29, 2016
Allow me to introduce Schuyler. She is thirteen years old and was adopted as a puppy at the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society. She lived across the street from us with a lovely retired violinist, and when he could no longer care for her she became part of our family.