Sam's First JJ

Added Oct 28, 2009

by smanf

London, United K...

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Description

Here’s my JJ…finished after the Desira because I gave up struggling with the armbands, of all things. I had to unpick them twice as they were cutting into my arms each time I tried them, then I realised my trying to make them exactly to my arm measurement was never going to work so I went back to the pattern size!
I have a largish bust (larger than I’d like) and prefer not to draw attention to its size so omitted the ruffles (…though I have some lovely brown silk I might try a ruffley version with, watchout for JJ no.2!)
Other alterations include pattern size adjustment, a flap at the front to hide the buttons, french seams (the first time I’ve tried them) and a long narrow belt – I wasn’t going to make a belt at all but after I’d finished and realised the waist was so huge, I didn’t fancy unpicking all those seams or adding a dart detail, so succombed to the belt.
I’m really happy with the finished thing, it’s got me hooked on Burdastyle and I’ve got a few more things on the go (an Ellinor variation – into the top I was looking for when I stumbled across the website – a Steffi variation, an Anda in the pipeline and possibly an Eva – when I figure out how to change the lapel to how I want it…).
I’ve neglected my sewing machine for about 15 years, never tried to fit anything to my measurements and never altered anything from the original pattern style at all – now I can’t be stopped!!

(I just have to figure out how to stop the pic spinning round when I upload it and perhaps pluck up the courage to ‘model’ the clothes instead of hanging them in my bathroom doorway!)

Material Notes

Stretch cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts

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    Nov 1, 2009, 05.35 PMby sewneenee

    Great top, love the color too!

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    Oct 29, 2009, 02.38 PMby kana

    Very pretty and neatly done! We would have loved to see you wearing it though :-)

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    Oct 29, 2009, 07.54 AMby galatina

    Looks good – well done for persevering after the Desira

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    Oct 28, 2009, 07.51 PMby dorawarren

    good job

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