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My Jennifer Variation

Added Jun 6, 2009

by lala86

Buenos Aires, Ar...






Well, I wanted to sew something challenging to wear on a formal event so I decided to experiment with Jennifer Pattern.

At first I cut it with long sleeves but then decided I didn’t like it so I shortened them. Also I lowered a bit the front pannel but used the same original piece for the pin tucks so the hole neckline would back down. As you may have seen, I created a waving texture with the pin tucks and added more buttons at the front. I almost forgot!, I used only french seams.

Material Notes

Very old piece of creamy colour silk fabric, maybe like a wild silk or shantung as it has a bit of that texture. Also, the wrong side of the fabric seems to be cotton or linen.. so.. I don’t really know.




Garment Type
Linen, Silk


Thanks to CarotteSauvage for inspiring me

Grandma for the fabric

BurdaStyle for such a great pattern

My boyfriend for taking the pictures

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    Aug 10, 2015, 11.03 PMby Franci Kettman

    Love what you did with the pin tucks. They create such great light play with that fabric. Excellent job!!!

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    Jul 29, 2010, 10.24 AMby laura oprea

    Wow! Wonderful details. Love the pleats. Your variation is better than the original :)

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      Jul 29, 2010, 02.07 PMby lala86

      thank you!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 01.01 AMby decoukp

    Wonderful! And it looks lovely on you.

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    Oct 17, 2009, 09.32 PMby irmchen

    What on earth is this? In this moment I regret that I am not able to write good english. Wonderful… this blouse is wonderful and neatly done and the fabric choice is great and the photos also… and so on. ;))

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    Oct 15, 2009, 03.09 PMby lovelypolly

    this blouse is simply amazing! So well done!

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    Oct 3, 2009, 09.03 AMby 90ellie

    Love the details :)

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    Aug 25, 2009, 02.23 AMby Kristina Ramirez

    Que muchos detalles!! que bonito, me gustaria llegar a coser asi algun dia.

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    Aug 19, 2009, 06.44 AMby dewreb

    Wow! You did a great job on this! Lots a beautiful detail!

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    Jul 1, 2009, 11.32 AMby ink

    Gorgeous! I don’t know how you managed to make all those beautiful pleats with such slippery fabric. I also agree with AnaJan, I didn’t much like this pattern until I saw your blouse! Beautiful!

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    Jun 8, 2009, 10.18 PMby cicaktoes

    The detail on this blouse is amazing. Beautiful work – wow.

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    Jun 8, 2009, 09.49 AMby missb3

    This blouse is really a piece of art! It must have been a lot of work to create all the pin tucks……but the result is great!

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    Jun 8, 2009, 05.26 AMby anajan

    Gorgeous! I didn’t like this pattern before, but you made it look classy.

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    Jun 8, 2009, 01.57 AMby zozowahine

    Beautiful! I love the wavy tucked effect, plus it looks great in satin

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    Jun 7, 2009, 07.42 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow this is amazing! I can’t really imagine it with bishop sleeves at all! The pleating is a real eye candy!

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    Jun 7, 2009, 06.22 AMby harmony758

    This is fantastic! All the extra details make this really special. Incredibly creative!

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    Jun 7, 2009, 02.58 AMby bijouxbetty

    Oh wow! this is so beautiful, I can’t say how much I want to have this shirt! the sewing is beautifully done as well.

    This is worthy of high end high stuuf!

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    Jun 6, 2009, 11.19 PMby ghainskom

    that looks like a lot of work! And it looks great! I think your fabric must be a crepe satin or something similar.

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    Jun 6, 2009, 03.51 PMby sewella

    Wow, wow and again WOW! It’s gorgeous in every way! So far I haven’t seen a more beautiful variation of the Jennifer! I love the bib-like part and the sleeves! A very neat job! You must be very proud!!

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    Jun 6, 2009, 02.51 PMby susisonne

    Wow, what a beautiful blouse! So neatly done, looks great. I especially like the sleeve detail, well done.

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