I’m Jane, “retired” engineer and mom to four, who blogs over at Maiden Jane. I grew up with a love of working with my hands. Although my mom didn’t sew, she fostered my love of crafts by giving me many kits. My husband bought me a machine when our first child was born 17 years ago and, since then, I’ve stitched many miles on that machine!
I’ve always loved traditional styles. When my kids were little I enjoyed smocking. Now my kids are 10, 13, 16, and 17. (Yes, with three teenagers in the house I have a few gray hairs!) I enjoy sewing totes, accessories, t-shirt quilts for high school graduates, and dresses for my daughters. My 16 year old plays piano for a youth chorus and has many opportunities to perform at various venues. For her “big shows” (Christmas and spring) at the downtown theater I make her a dress. I posted about all the dresses I made her the past three years here.
My favorite dress was made using a Butterick 4919 Retro ’52 pattern.
I look forward to being inspired by all of you!