18 April 2013

It's Jane!


She's alive! She's well! She's making handbags! A few of you were thoughtful enough to express concern for Jane's welfare after she made an unfortunate exit from episode one... there was even a rumour circulating on Twitter that I'd eaten her, but let's not discuss that... Where were we? Yes, Jane. Jane of the car print mini skirt fame. She's well! And she's here!

Thanks for joining us, Jane. Tell us - what are your favourite things to make for yourself?

"I love making handbags best."

What are your top sewing tips?

"Do not rush. Enjoy the time and effort." [Isn't it funny how contestants have come to think of taking your time as the secret to successful sewing?!]

What were the best and worst moments for you on the show?

"The best bits for me were, firstly, going from first reserve to being a contestant on the show, and then seeing my sports car on the TV. The worst moment was being sick, I would have liked to have stayed longer."



Funniest moment?

"Reading about myself in The Times."

Fondest memory?

"The fondest memory for me was meeting a good crowd who all enjoy sewing."


What are you doing now or what plans do you have for the future?

"My girlfriend and I have started our own handbag business, Sentimental Bags. It's going very well! Taking part in the show has been fun, I have made a hand bag of the same fabric as my skirt, with the classic cars print fabric. Many people have recognised it!"

Aw thanks Jane - and good luck with the handbag business!

27 comments:

  1. It is so lovely to know that Jane is well and happy and that she enjoyed her time with the show. She seemed like a great character and we were all looking forward to getting to know her better - and now we can! Thanks so much for that Tilly!

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  2. Thanks for this.... I loved Jane's car - and the car print skirt! Glad she is doing well.

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  3. I haven't been following the show but I've been reading about it all over the web. Thanks for introducing me to Jane. She looks like a gem and I love her handbags!

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  4. A classic car and a nice handbag... what more could a women want?! Best of luck to Jane, her business partner and their handbag venture.

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  5. glad to hear she is well. i can't believe they never mentioned her after that first week!

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  6. So relieved to hear/see that Jane's well! Her handbag designs are incredible!!!

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  7. Janes bags sell on my local sewing shop.

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  8. I love your handbags Jane! Thanks Tilly for sharing her interview here

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  9. I was wondering what happened to her! I love her sports car and her choice in the car fabric. Glad she is well and successful :D

    -Amy (www.thatssewamy.com)

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  10. How great to hear from Jane. Glad that you're all sorted and blazing away at a new business. You won't need my good luck wishes, as your bags look brilliant :-)

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  11. I recently saw the first two episodes and thought you were adorable!!! And I was so refreshed by the show and how nice and different it is from Project Runway. I had it in my head that it would be a similar show, but it was so nice that it was really different! I'm on the lookout for the other two episodes and am glad to hear that Jane is well! Congrats on the success of the show and how it has led to more opportunities for you!

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  12. So glad Jane is alive and well...god luck with the bags....Tilly enjoying your guest interviews....
    bestest

    Daisy j

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  13. Aw, lovely to hear Jane is well. I did wonder, it was oh so mysterious. Glad you've updated us and good luck Jane with the bags. PS - Tilly, what colour is that lipstick?? :)

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  14. Thanks for the update on Jane - I'm glad to know she's alright and wish her the best on her new business.

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  15. I did wonder what had happened to Miss Car A-line skirt! Glad you're all ok. Still loving the show and can't wait to get started on some new sewing projects now I've purchased a new table for our creative corner! x

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  16. That's nice seeing her ! Wish you the best Jane.

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  17. Thanks for letting us know what happened. Nothing was said on the second week and I wondered if Jane was alright. Glad to see she's doing so well!

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  18. Yes, thanks for the update on Jane! I expected her to be back in week 2, it seemed a shame to lose due to illness. x

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  19. I love the car print handbag! I also love her comment about going slowly. I just started sewing again after a many-year hiatus and I must say I had the same thought last weekend. I was working on a dress and making lots of mistakes, but at the same time I realized that I was savouring the experience! Stephanie

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  20. Love the post about Jane.. Love all her pretty handbags... Best wishes to her and you.

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  21. Oh my word, what beautiful handbags! I wish we could have seen more of you in the show. Good luck with the business, Jane.

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  22. Lovely handbags! glad your ok jane!x

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  23. Thank you - I wish the GBSB had told us what had happened to Jane! She just disappeared!

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  24. We just awarded you over at our blog with a "Very Inspiring Blogger Award"!!

    You can view it here: http://boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com/2013/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

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  25. I enjoyed the first two episodes of this show on youtube and I had a rush of excitement when I saw you live online ... I mean, not just still photos, but you moving and talking ... so much fun! You are great!!

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  26. Glad to hear Jane is healthy & happy. And doing well by the sounds of it! Thanks for the update :)

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  27. Thanks for this post. I found it while trying to figure out what the heck happened to Jane. I'm stateside so I've been watching the show on youtube.

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