ABOUT JAN BONES
Jan Bones is an accomplished teacher, author, designer, and pattern maker. She travels across Canada and the United States teaching sewing seminars and hands on workshops. Jan has designed a successful line of sewing patterns called "Lingerie Secrets".
"Threads" magazine has published nine of Jan's informative and educational articles and the "What's New" publication has printed one as well. Excellent reviews of Jan's work have appeared in "The Creative Machine", "Vogue Patterns Magazine" and "The Western Producer". She is a contributing author to a collection of stories entitled "Women Artists".
Jan designs wonderfully elegant ballroom dancing costumes, costumes for theatre productions and a wide range of outer wear designs for winter sports. Jan has been hired as a consultant in different sectors of the garment industry and has been retained by other areas of manufacturing that required her unique technical construction skills.
Since 1978, Jan has taught pattern design, garment construction, tailoring, draping and fitting in the Clothing and Textiles Department at the University of Manitoba. Jan also teaches the "Apparel Design" Certificate Program, an evening class taught through the Continuing Education Division, also at the University of Manitoba.
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