My earliest memories of sewing were sitting at my Mom’s side watching her create clothes for my siblings and me. I’d read and study the pattern instructions, so that when I was finally allowed to sew, I had already constructed the garment many times over in my head. I studied at the School of Fashion Design on Newbury St. in Boston, focusing on couture detail and pattern making. Designing and sewing children’s clothing has always been a favorite for me, believing that you should appeal both to the parent and child. Fashion changes, but style endures, and it is my goal to maintain a strong sense of style in my creations, combining classic designs with fresh fabric.
JL Designs was established in 2018 and it has been a joy for me to see a long sought after dream come to life.
Joyce lives in NH with her husband Alan and Siberian Husky Minka.