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Spring Please!

Added Jan 10, 2010

by reneebies

Seattle, Washing...






2nd Go with JJ. This is the most painless pattern I’ve ever dealt with. I mean ZERO tears. AND it FITS. God where have I been!? I could have made a million JJs by now and be happy forever.

Also I tried making french seams, which was a success.

Material Notes

I have no idea what this fabric is. It came from Value Village. It was not, however, a curtain or tablecloth. Not that there’s anything wrong with making clothes out of linens! :-)
Buttons I got from an antique shop.



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Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Oct 28, 2010, 04.22 PMby seazoo

    wowowow! I really love this shirt! Perfection!

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    Jul 8, 2010, 12.31 PMby sautu

    so cute gonna try the frills in a retro spotty kinda pattern n the blouse body plain n see how it goes =)

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    Apr 15, 2010, 11.29 PMby pixelink

    fantastic version of JJ

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    Feb 7, 2010, 01.17 PMby hardlyangel

    I love the fabric! Perfect work there! ;)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 04.26 AMby lilybart

    That’s such an amazing top. I can’t believe you claim you’re a novice sewer… that is REALLY professional looking. The fabric is so sweet and the buttons are gorgeous.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 06.48 PMby sandite

    This is so pretty & feminen, love the fabric too. Now I’m inspired…I’ll have to try this pattern as well.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 06.47 PMby sandite

    This is so pretty & feminen, love the fabric too. Now I’m inspired…I’ll have to try this pattern as well.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 05.55 PMby carolinam

    you care for details i can see! I love it. I like to see people care for details. And you look very happy in it. The french seam looks a bit like the englisch seam or have i seen wrong?

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      Jan 11, 2010, 09.02 PMby reneebies

      Maybe they are the same thing? I just followed the tutorial I linked.

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    Jan 10, 2010, 08.23 PMby ashchaser

    I love this soooo much!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 04.58 PMby Marija Cosic

    beutiful JJ I like fabric everything is perfect!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 11.32 AMby miss-g

    A beautiful JJ. One of my favourite patterns. I love the fabric and the buttons. I guess Spring is a long way off but at least you’ll be ready when it does arrive.

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    Jan 10, 2010, 10.19 AMby susisonne

    Looks beautiful, I like your fabric choice!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 08.36 AMby kathariney

    So springy and feminine. and i love that clear button details on it :)

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    Jan 10, 2010, 08.07 AMby fabricaddict

    Your JJ is beautiful!!! that fabric, the buttons, the perfect fit – everything is wonderful!!!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 06.33 AMby kiraph

    I love this fabric, it makes a gorgeous jj! I really must try that pattern again… thanks for the mental reminder!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 05.20 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    That fabric is so beautiful, perfect for my newest skirt/blouse combo, wish I had some! :) I want to try JJ next, thanks for the positive comments, looking forward to it :)

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    Jan 10, 2010, 05.00 AMby nettie

    Makes me long for warm weather!! Love it! One more reason to sew up a JJ for me.

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    Jan 10, 2010, 12.42 AMby ghainskom

    Springy indeed! Did you hem the frills?

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