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Plaid Jennifer

Added Jan 2, 2010

by willozza

Sydney, Australia






I used the free Jennifer pattern from Burda Style for this top. The only changes I made was to make it into short sleeves rather than long sleeves and I also added sleeve tabs to make it a bit more casual. Although there are lots of pin tucks, I found that this shirt was not too difficult to make and will be okay for a beginner.

The only thing I don’t like about this is that the only opening/closure is 2 buttons at the back where the neck is. The opening is quite small so it is a little difficult trying to take the shirt off. Everytime I want to take it off, I need to place both hands diagonally across the bottom of the shirt and pull it off. So if you would like to make this I suggest that you modify the opening. Maybe you can change the front band to a real opening to make it easier to wear.

Material Notes

I used a cotton plaid fabric purchased from Spotlight.




Garment Type

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    Aug 24, 2010, 10.46 AMby surfjewels

    Looks gd, I’m gunna hav a go at this one, but as a dress!!

    Hannah Handmade Jewellery

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    Jan 12, 2010, 03.26 AMby mellou

    The best ’Jennifer"! So sweet. :) That plaid and those buttons make it more unique for everyday wear.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 03.37 PMby just-fee

    wow, love it! Great job, lovley fabric

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    Jan 4, 2010, 07.00 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    looks great, i wanna make it now….. good choice with the sleeves! :)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 10.00 PMby sarsaparilla

    Very nice! I’ve been planning on making this myself too – I really like the sleeve tabs you added :)

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    Jan 2, 2010, 03.13 PMby lizzieloves

    Really nice! I like it better with your alterations too, I think im going to try this one! xx

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    Jan 2, 2010, 11.02 AMby msgems

    Really cute, Might have to make myself one. And thanks for the tip on the getting in and out of it. :-)

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