shirleysullivan on Nov 16, 2014
This nightgown is elegance itself. It is sewn with such care and expertise. Your workmanship is exquisite! Thank you!
shirleysullivan on Nov 16, 2014
Jane, this peignoir is wonderful! It is beautiful and graceful! How I love it! Thank you!
shirleysullivan on Oct 18, 2014
This nightgown is absolutely beautiful! It is fit for a fairy princess! Thank you!
shirleysullivan on Oct 18, 2014
This is gorgeous! So beautiful! I am thrilled with your lovely work! Thank you!
Petticoat Jane for well-made one off clothes and crafts with friendly service
Petticoat Jane started with a coat and a nightgown!
5 years ago I could not find a winter coat that matched my specification, so I decided to make one. I have been sewing as long as I can remember having learnt at my mother’s knee as they say. Anyway, my friends loved my coat and reckoned I could sell coats like these. When strangers in the street stopped me and asked where I had got my coat I thought that maybe my friends had a point. Two years later in 2011, I opened my first shop Petticoat Jane Vintage selling vintage and retro clothes and in 2012 I opened my new shop, Petticoat Jane so I could concentrate on my one off quality handmade clothes.
Were you wondering how I chose my shop name? Well, I shall tell you. It is a play on my name, Jane and was inspired by my grandma who’s aunt ran a stall on Petticoat Lane and helped out my great grandma by sending clothes for her 13 children and so Petticoat Jane was born.
What about the nightdress, I hear you ask? Well, I made a nightdress for myself out of cotton fabric and embroidered organza to wear when l went into hospital. It made me feel good and I am sure it helped my recovery. I wanted other people to feel good in the clothes they wear, so the first item I made for my shop was a nightdress and peignoir.
One of my first customers left me a wonderful review when she said “Oh, this peignoir is absolutely, gloriously beautiful! Thank you for such amazing craftsmanship! The sewing is perfect! I cannot thank you enough for this stunning creation!”
When I read her feedback, I knew that I have achieved my aim to make quality clothes that make people feel special.
I know you will understand when I confide in you that I have been disappointed in the passed when I have purchased mass produced clothes to find that they last hardly any time at all. I like clothes that last and I take pride in creating beautiful clothes with a feminine vintage twist. I ensure the clothes I make have generous seam allowances so they don't split and are hand finished to ensure quality.
I have always loved vintage clothes, their finishing and fabric is better than we get today, but am always worried about damaging them. So only wear vintage on special occasions. I love vintage style and so started to make vintage inspired clothes using my massive vintage pattern collection and my history of fashion books for inspiration under my Petticoat Jane label. I source vintage fabrics and notions for my clothes designs, which make them unique one-offs and by using vintage fabrics I am recycling and re-using.
One of my proudest moments was when a customer contacted me to place a custom order for a special Edwardian skirt that she could cycle in at a vintage bicycle day at the Beamish Museum in the UK. I recycled a vintage burgundy door curtain to make her a skirt in authentic period style with vintage hooks and eyes at the closure. It looked beautiful. After the event she messaged me to tell me that she had had a wonderful day and the skirt had made her feel special. She sent me a picture of herself with her vintage bicycle featured on the front cover of the Vintage Cycle Club magazine.
Protecting our environment is important to me, so I like to re-cycle and re-use where I can. As well as using vintage patterns, vintage fabrics and vintage notions in my designs, I re-use and recycle packaging, boxes and envelopes to post items to my customers and would encourage everyone to do the same.
Last year, my daughter joined me, making and selling her unique young fashion designs under her FrannB Designs label. She wanted to make some money to support her through 6th form. She has just finished her studies including product design and loves designing and creating dresses.
With FrannB Designs encouragement we have diversified into vintage style crafts including candles, Christmas decorations, children’s crafts and moth repellent herbal lavender bags to protect your clothes. We try to use natural and recycled products where possible that will not harm the environment.
Finally, but most importantly ensuring our customers get a friendly and rewarding shopping experience is important to us. Therefore, we make the following promises to you.
• We will endeavor to answer questions within 24 hours.
• We aim to pack and post prêt a porter items within 3 to 5 days of receiving an order.
• We will agree a production time on custom made orders with customers that is achievable.
• We will always respond to complaints and reach an amicable solution with our customers.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, On-line Shop Manager & Seamstress
I live on England's east coast with my husband, grown up children and 2 chihuahuas. I make quality, one-off, hand finished clothes and crafts with a vintage twist and aim to give a friendly and rewarding shopping experience at Petticoat Jane.
Frann B Designs
hi, I'm Frann B. I'm currently aged 18 and begining to enter the world of business. My dream is to become a successful designer. I want to design and create clothes that will make you fall in love with and create memories with. Thanks for your time!
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Please browse through our one-off, quality, hand made clothes & crafts. We provide a friendly service and endeavor to deliver on time,
We hope you enjoy viewing our items, as much as we do making them and that you find something that you like...
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
As Per Etsy policies, payments are to be received within three days of purchase.
If you require a shipping upgrade, please contact me prior to purchase, so I can adjust the shipping charge for you.
Within the Uk shipping will be made via:
- Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed for small items (Royal mail aim to deliver within
3 - 5 working days)
- Hermes for larger and heavier items ( Hermes aim to deliver within 3 working days)
International and overseas shipping will be made via Royal Mail Standard International Delivery who aim to deliver to:
- Western Europe, 3 days after posting.
- Eastern Europe, 4 days after posting
- Countries outside Europe 5 days after posting
However, if an item is stopped by Customs it can take up to 25 working days for your parcel to arrive.
Royal Mail Standard International Delivery is not signed for and is not tracked. If you would prefer your item to be tracked or a different courier, please contact us for a price.
For both UK and International customers, I am happy to combine postage.
Shipping upgrades are available - please contact me for prices for express delivery before making your purchase. I am willing to reserve an item whilst we are discussing this.
Nb. We do not pay any duties, customs fees, or any other associated fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer if their country charges these types of fees. Please be aware of customs information including any fees that may be incurred on your end before purchasing. This information can be found at your local post office or on the web. Every country varies.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is grossly misrepresented I will except returns and pay a full refund including shipping, also within 25 days of my shipping date.
If an item fails to be delivered or is damaged in transit, I will follow this up with the courier and a refund will be made if this is agreed with the courier.