Bio: Jan Bones

Hello, my name is Jan Bones. I am a teacher, author and designer. For me, teaching is an inspiring and amazing part of life. Sewing and pattern design classes are the places for all of us to share ideas, expand our thoughts, have fun and work hard! For 31 years I taught pattern design, garment construction, pattern drafting, tailoring, draping and fitting at the University of Manitoba. I continue to enjoy educating classes of enthusiastic clothing design students at both Red River College and MC College, both located in Winnipeg.

In 1994, I started my sewing pattern company, ‘Lingerie Secrets’ and currently there are over 40 designs to fit ladies in all shapes and sizes! Travelling across Canada and the United States, I have the fun of teaching sewing enthusiasts in seminars, hands on workshops and weekend retreats. Also, there are nearly 1000 Dress Forms adorning sewing spaces across the country, courtesy of my workshop on Dress Form creation. Writing books, produced sewing DVD’s, creating articles for Threads magazine and working as a design consultant are other adventures that keep me busy and happy!

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