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Just not that into JJ

Added Jan 12, 2010

by jam and ivy

St. Paul, Minnes...






This was my first attempt at making the Burda pattern JJ. One of my resolutions was to use up the existing material I have in my craft room before I buy any more. I started by wanting to make this JJ out of blue checks and some coordinating material for the ruffles, but I did not have enough of the base material so I went looking in my stash. I found this pretty tan see through fabric that has a little bit of a sheen to it. I have no idea what it is and it had the word SAMPLE on it somewhere which I had to maneuver the pattern around until it fit with out having to cut into the word. I chose the size 4 (which in general I am between a size 2 and a 4 in retail clothing stores) with out measuring myself. That was my first mistake. I am clearly not a size 4 in Burda patterns. You can see in the fourth picture how much I will have to take this in if I want to wear it with out a belt! I omitted the belt loops but now I might add them due to the size issue. I really like the look of the top and the length was awesome…I just need to trim down the mid section and arm cuffs.

Material Notes

Some odd random sheer tan with a shimmer fabric I found in my disaster of a craft room. I should really go to counseling for the way that room looks.




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Romantic


Burda Style JJ

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    Jan 25, 2010, 01.40 PMby melanee

    You did a great job! It looks just beautiful! Brava!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 09.00 PMby marloncosta

    just beautiful!

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    Jan 14, 2010, 05.19 AMby india

    your JJ is super awesome!!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 10.58 PMby jam and ivy

    thanks! Yall make me feel better about what I feel to be a disaster. Maybe I am into JJ….

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    Jan 13, 2010, 04.41 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    it is quite pretty. great job!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 01.29 AMby ashchaser

    Ya, I like it too, your button cuffs look well done- mine were horrrrible!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 11.21 PMby nenasew

    Live, learn, sew and then sew it again. I like your JJ.

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      Jan 13, 2010, 12.28 AMby jam and ivy

      hahah I probably will. :)

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