Hi, I'm Jane and I make my own clothes. My love affair with sewing began in 2009 when I took a beginners dressmaking course and made my first A-line skirt. I was hooked from the very first class and have been gradually adding to my handmade wardrobe ever since, sewing clothes to suit my body shape and my own personal style. I'm rather partial to fitted, vintage styles, especially from the 1940's and 1950's and love to incorporate retro details into my sewing. I also have a great weakness for gingham, polka dots and retro floral prints as well as red and navy blue. Oh yes, and cherries! I use vintage patterns a fair bit and like to support independent pattern designers whenever I can.
I started Handmade Jane in order to share my love and passion for sewing with others. All my handmade creations are documented on this blog, the good, the bad and the downright rubbish! I try to give as much information as I can about the garments I sew, such as sizing, instructions and any links and shortcuts that I've found useful. There's also a dedicated Tutorials page. I hope you enjoy reading it and that you find something to inspire you or spark your interest along the way.
When I'm not making stuff or playing with my fabric stash, I love reading, watching Nordic crime dramas, collecting polka dot china and hanging out with my husband and two sons.
If you have any questions, please get in touch, I love to hear from you! And happy sewing! x