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Margaret Islander's 35-year background of training and experience cover garment production, couture sewing, fitting and tailoring. As a technician at a Los Angeles training center for garment industry workers, she mastered every aspect of production, including speed systems, production sewing, cutting, pattern drafting and pattern grading. Based on this training, she developed her first "Industrial Shortcuts for Home Sewing" course in the early 1970's. As the demand for her expertise grew, she founded the Islander School of Fashion Arts in Grants Pass, Ore., which continues to graduate many satisfied students.

Janet Pray, President of Janet & Company, Inc. (Islander Sewing Systems), has an educational background in business and fine art. Self-employed since 1981 as a Fiber Artist, Fiber Arts teacher and Sewing Instructor, Janet has exhibited her award-winning works across the U.S. at many fine art fairs, Renaissance Festivals, galleries and boutiques. All of Janet's patterns include revolutionary pattern guides designed with the Islander Sewing Systems techniques.
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Apron Chic Express - Islander Sewing Systems
The Moebius Scarf is one continuous spiraling loop. It's fun, fast and fascinating to make. This bag is "double green" because it not only dispenses with the unnecessary plastic bags from the store but it re-uses blue jeans. Stylish and EASY to make apron using industrial techniques.
The handsome, turned back panels along the front lend an air of simple elegance to this comfortable, easy fit jacket. A traditional design with long or short sleeves and two pocket variations. Industry construction techniques are included for professional results. A traditional design with long or short sleeves and two pocket variations. Industry construction techniques are included for professional results.
Suitable for work or play, The Islander shirts has a relaxed, up-scale island look that can be dressed up or down. Go from the boardroom to the ballroom in style with this designer dress shirt featuring a hidden button placket, designer collar band and cuffs, with a tapered cut This practical sport-couture blouse has a modern freshness with the lines and finishes of a stylish, upscale look.
This shirt combines the traditional Western details with new, stylish features for an all American, modern, upscale look, or just omit the front western yoke for a contemporary sport or dress shirt. The men's Easy Shirt has the look of a classic shirt but is designed for ease of construction. Loosely fitted, unisex comfortable Baja Shirt is ideal for the beach or ski slopes depending on your choice of fabric.
Youth Easy Shirt Cape d’Elegance
Stylish, loose fitting coat with overlapping fronts, stand-up collar and welt pockets. Designed with enough ease to be worn easily over bulky sweaters or blazers. The Youth Easy Shirt has the look of a classic shirt but is designed for ease of construction. Elegance is yours in 4 easy pieces!
MotorCity Express Pattern Every Bodies Shirt - Islander Sewing Systems
Jacket Express is a grown-up version of the blue jean jacket, but it's not just for denim! MotorCity Express will be your favorite go-to jacket for all things sporty! A must have for any woman's wardrobe, the Every Bodies Shirt is a classic semi-fitted shirt.