janene spencer

Me and my birthday gloves!

Hello! I’m Janene and I live and work in West London.

I am a freelance graphic designer who also sews and relishes anything creative and gorgeous.

My seamstress skills are self-taught, mentored by my lovely and very talented mum. This blog is a record of my many anticipated sewing projects. Posts to include reconstruction projects, from pattern and own designs mixed up with a smattering of inspired imagery and anything else that makes me happy!

Your comments are always appreciated and I hope to meet many like-minded friends in the process.

Enjoy . . .

27 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Janene,
    When I nominated you for the Sunshine Award, I forgot to include what to do next. If you have time and you’d like to play along, here are the next steps:
    Thank the person who gave you the award.
    Write a post about it.
    Answer the questions that come with it.
    Pass it along to ten people and let them know they’ve received the award.
    Happy Saturday!

  2. Hi Janene,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. In fact, I’m so glad you did, cos you have opened me up to sooooo many interesting posts. I’ve always wanted to make my own clothes and my mom encouraged me by getting me a mannequin. I hope you don’t mind if I add your link on my blog so I can follow you. πŸ™‚


    • Not at all. I am delighted! I was having a sneaky browse at work yesterday so I didn’t have time to comment but I was so taken with your embroidered blue birds. So adorable! Looking forward to seeing some more of your creations πŸ™‚

  3. Hi,

    My name is Dee and I blog at Seams Sustainable(http://seamssustainable.blogspot.com). You don’t know me but I’ve nominated your wonderful blog for a Versatile Blogger award. To see the details, please visit my blog. No hard feelings if you do not wish to participate, have already received this award, or just don’t do awards. I understand. Thanks, I do love your blog.

  4. I love what you do. I love it all. You have inspired me to make this 1942 dress pattern into a real live dress because I love your shoe dress so much!
    Wow. I sound like a looney with all the loves. Oh well. THanks for the inspiration!

    • What a wonderful way to wake up in the morning. I’m all hot with so many blushes! Thank YOU for all your lovely comments. And I love the pattern you have chosen. Its amaaaazing! πŸ™‚

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  6. Good morning from Rhodes πŸ™‚ wow !! Sewing is my hobby, its what I do when I have some free time in my hands…also the fact that you are a graphics designer too…we got two major things in common! Nice blog will be coming back to explore in depth! Take care πŸ™‚

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  8. Hello!

    I’ve nominated you for a Reader Appreciation Award, and hope you will accept.

    Your blog has been so interesting and inspiration, literally & figuratively helping me in sew many ways! If I could just find a copy of a Burda magazine… Your reviews keep spurring me on!

    Rules, etc., are posted here.

    Cheers from a very grateful reader,
    D’ellis at CurlsnSkirls

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  10. Hi Janene,

    My name is Hannah, and I work as a project researcher for Kollabora.com, a unique maker community where people can find and share interesting design and DIY projects. We’re building a powerful network of creative people.

    I came to check out your site after hearing a coworker enthuse about your prom dress, and after taking a close look, I see she wasn’t exaggerating. The craftsmanship is gorgeous. I think you would fit in amazingly at Kollabora (membership is free), and we’d all be thrilled to have you.

    Check out the site and let me know what you think! And if you decide to join, let me know your username so we can see your work and include it in upcoming features.


    • Hi Hannah. Thank you for popping by. I have been meaning to take a proper look at Kollabora for some time. Thank you for the prompt. I will get back to you soon πŸ™‚

  11. Dear Oobop, I have seen a picture on your blog of a scary Burda pattern with extremely modern scissors. I really like that picture! Can I use that image in a Dutch magazine , calledElsevier? it is to go with a small article about home-sewing ( if that is a correct word). Thank you so much

    • Hi Mary. Can you initially let me know the name/date of the post you are referring to so I can see the image you are referring to. Many thanks πŸ™‚

  12. Hey , how you doing …this feels a little like stalking now πŸ™‚ but I have just realised we work and live in the same area …almost πŸ˜‰ and I saw you going into the train station this morning with your lovely brolly and thought id say hello im on @MrsBeeVintage or FB as Mrs Bee Vintage dressmaker, would be great to have a chat or meet for a coffee , by the way i love your skirt . Jax

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