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Ruffle and Gather ''JJ Blouse'' in Check Shirting Material

Added Dec 30, 2012

by mskelly

London, United K...






After not sewing a single thing for over 8 months this was what I finished over the Christmas holidays using my new adjustable dress form in about 2 days. Nice fitting shirt could be worn to work with a nice cardigan on top, with a nice pencil skirt or casually with jeans and heels.

I made some adjustments to the pattern

1. 1 inch added on the front center piece to accommodate my bust better
2. 1 Inch on the collar due to the adjustment at the front/ varied to stand collar recommended on pattern.
3. Ruffle /gather sleeves rather than those suggested in the pattern
4. I only made 2 rows of ruffles rather than the 3 suggested in the pattern as with the gather sleeves I thought that would be too much ruffles for me.

Material Notes

About 2 meters of purple check cotton/shirting material bought from a stall on my high st from £4.00 ! Bargain. and 5 buttons from the pound store :)

I would recommend that this shirt could also be made with a more floating ( but not stretchy) cotton material with some body.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Cotton, Shirting

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  • Christian_louboutin_pumps_0053_large

    Jan 10, 2013, 12.58 PMby mskelly

    aww thanks!

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    Jan 10, 2013, 01.45 AMby harrietbazley

    That looks pretty! I downloaded the JJ myself once I think, but I then got some vintage patterns and never got round to it…

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    Dec 30, 2012, 09.26 PMby Mary Athey

    Welcome back to sewing. The blouse is.lovely.x

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    • Christian_louboutin_pumps_0053_large

      Dec 30, 2012, 09.57 PMby mskelly

      Thanks, and it’s great to be back in the habit I am already adjusting my next pattern for a dress… back to work next week Wednesday though, no sewing until the weekend again boo!

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