Hi my name is Jane and I am the owner/designer of Not Sew Plain Jane. I started sewing about 6 years ago, but only became serious about it for the past three years. I am the mother of 4 children and although I love them immensely I decided it was time for me to have a personal passion/creative outlet in my life again. I love creating and my passion for designing and sewing continually kept growing so I opened up a successful etsy shop. I also became active in several social media sewing groups online and before I knew it things were growing faster than I could keep up. I now test patterns for several designers, am on a review board for patterns and also sew up sample items for a fabric company. My daughter is my main model and I love getting time with her to go out and do a shoot (even if she rolls her eyes at me and I get a lot of sighs I still know we are bonding and creating memories). I love that with each item I sew I learn new techniques as well as perfect old techniques. Mostly thought I love that I am rediscovering who I am through my love of creating. Here are some recent photos I have done of my daughter of patterns I have tested.
- I am the Jane of Not Sew Plain Jane. I am a stay at home mom of four sweet, energetic, loud children. When we bought what we thought would be our permanent home I decided to buy a sewing machine for small house projects...little did I know this would be the beginning of a passion for me. I sewed my first curtain panels and loved it so much that I just kept pushing myself to learn and sew new things. When I created my first outfit for my daughter I knew instantly that this was what I wanted to do. As years passed, my passion for sewing continued to grow. Since my daughter's closet was overflowing and my three sons refuse to wear any of the ruffled dresses, skirts and tops that I love so much to make, I decided to expand my business.. I love the feeling of knowing that something I sew willmake some little child somewhere smile when they wear it.