Sewing Should be Fun!
Welcome to Jodie’s Sewing Studio, home of Friday’s Kuspuk pattern. This site is always in progress so (sew) hang in there with me…
I, Jodie, am a former Home Economics teacher who LOVES to sew and LOVES to inspire others to do so! I created this web page in 2015 with great plans to blog, design patterns and “sew” forth! By the end of 2016 I found myself behind the cutting counter of a fabric store that I had just purchased!!! (www.raintreequilting.com is the website for my brick and morter shop!) THIS website sat unattended for quite a while during that time of transition. All blog questions went straight to my email and were promptly answered though! Questions still do and I still answer too.
Now, I am taking the time to update the page and start the journey of sharing my sewing insights with you! Exciting things are ahead!
The Children’s Pattern made it’s “debut” In Tenakee Springs and at Raintree Quilting the Friday following Thanksgiving of 2015. The first hundred were hand folded and sold within days. This has been a fabulous journey in pattern work. Some artists capture glimpses of history through writing; I like to do it through flat pattern design.
The Adult Pattern
The Friday’s Kuspuk Adult pattern was completed the first week of May in 2015. It was quite a process and was fun too. I tested the pattern extensively and am pleased how well the pieces work together. There is much more information about this in the drop-down menu above. Please select, “About Friday’s Kuspuk” to learn more.
The 12″ Doll Kuspuk pattern and 18″ doll patterns are available too. You can locate the information for those patterns under the”Kuspuk drop down menu; click on 12″ Doll Kuspuk or 18″ doll pattern. A PDF slide show of the 18″ doll construction process is available as a free download on this site. Color pictures certainly make instructions more user-friendly! A PDF slide show of the adult pattern is available too.
Friday’s Kuspuk Pattern from Jodie’s Sewing Studio
What is Jodie’s Sewing Studio?
Jodie’s Sewing Studio is simply a room in my home where I create. (I actually have 2 studios: 1 in my home and one in my cabin.)
My 12′ by 12′ home studio hosts a custom built 4′ by 7′ cutting table, a sewing machine table where my BERNINA Tula Pink 570 lives and a built in counter where my BERNINA L890 overlocker resides. It is certainly tight quarters. My cabin studio is splendidly inspiring. It overlooks the inlet of Tenakee Springs, Alaska. It is 11′ by 18′ and houses by Tula Pink BERNINA 770, an L450 Overlocker, an Q20 Sit-down Longarm, an BERNINA 480 and my old Singer Featherweights. My desktop computer lives in that space. I travel there to create. Tenakee is a quaint ocean side town in Southeast Alaska that is accessible by boat or float plane. There are no “roads” there; there is a pathway for foot traffic and slow moving 4-wheelers or side by sides. No vehicles are allowed there except the pickup sized fire truck and the pickup-oil truck that delivers fuel oil. It is the perfect place for quiet creativity!
I experiment with creative techniques using a combination of state of the art equipment and antique… I work with a variety of fabrics and embellishments. I worked briefly in Fashion Design many years ago and was trained in flat pattern design and draping techniques. I learned to draft mathematically before the availability of CAD software. I now use software and am still learning how to do so!
Who knows! I’m working on a couple of patterns and running a retail shop too. So, just stay tuned!
YouTube of Wearable Art: Legacy
Did I say, “Sewing should be fun!”
Congratulations Jodie. Can’t wait to make a new kuspuk!
Send me pictures! … with permission to post here…
I can’t wait to see the kuspuks people make! I’m hoping you all can send pictures…
Just finished my kuspuk and love it! I made it out of rayon batiks, so it’s soft and has a wonderful drape.
I used your photo…. Look under the Kuspuk for Adults tab….
Looks good Jody. I glad you posted it , so I could see it. I have a question for u ou. Is it possible to make the Kuspuk shirt with different pockets, instead of the one in pictuer , if so , what kind? I still want pockets .
I would suggest looking a photos of Kuspuks in general. They are different all over the State. A woman in a recent Kupsuk class explained that you can identify the village by the pocket type. Do a search for images and see what you find. When you redraft the pattern remember to include seam or hem allowances. I’ll try to post photo’s of pocket ideas in a week or so.
I had my boyfriend pick up your Friday’s Kuspuk pattern… Waiting on my serger to arrive and try this pattern out.
That’s exciting! I’ll email you a PDF of a PowerPoint presentation I have. Take time to study the pattern and instructions while you are waiting for your serger. Also, I update the instructions periodically and post them to the website. You can find the most current under the tab for Friday’s Kuspuk Adult Pattern… Happy Sewing!
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Interested in making my own kuspuk,
How may I purchase an adult pattern?
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Look at the list of stores on my website. If one is not close to you, I can send you one.
I purchased your pattern. I am wondering if you will ever post a video of how to make a kuspuk? I don’t do too well with patterns. Thank you
I will eventually… go to my Facebook page. There are a few video tips there. I’ll email you a PDF of a PowerPoint that should help you immensely! Happy sewing!
Live in Fairbanks, have your Friday’s pattern but cannot find the very large rick rack as shown for accent in any local stores.
Any suggestions or ideas?
Have you checked your local fabric stores? If they don’t have it, you can call Raintree Quilting in Juneau: 907-789-7900. They will gladly ship to you.
Also, I love to make trim out of fabric. You can make trim with bias strips or cross-grain strips. Good luck!
I need to know how to put the hood on the dress. I can’t figure out from the pictures on the pattern or your web site.
Thank you miss Jodie for rekindling my love of sewing. I haven’t sewed in over 30 years and my best friend got me into your class making Kuspuks. She said how great of teacher you are, and promised I could make one. I have always wanted to make one and she was right. I did make one! You both blessed me so much!
Jodie’s Sewing Studio