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Added Jul 21, 2008

by carottesauvage

London, United K...






I had cut the parts of Jennifer pattern a long time ago but I wasn’t too enthusiatic about it, nor the fabric which I found slightly tacky.

At the end of June, I went to see the My Bloody Valentine playing a gig at the Roundhouse in London. The front woman, Bilinda Butcher, was wearing a beautiful blouse with a pleated ‘bib’. I decided to apply the idea to the Jennifer pattern. The mistake for me was that I had cut the front neck inset(see last picture) and it was difficult to sew it back to the front part. So next time, if I ever reproduce the blouse (uhmm crepe fabric would be great) I would redraft the neck line(a straighter curve rather than a plunging one)before cutting the fabric.

The gig was great and so was Bilinda Butcher’s melodic voice over the overwhelming wall of sound

Material Notes





Garment Type
Casual, Vintage


Bilinda Butcher from My Bloody Valentine (or whoever her designer is)

Burdastyle and Snaggletooth

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    Jun 7, 2011, 10.21 AMby he kaixin

    soooooooooooooo beautiful~!

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    Mar 27, 2011, 06.40 PMby SweenyBov

    OMG! Fab! I am big busted so would not work for me…. but this is such lovely attention to detail. Well done you!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 10.35 PMby saylavie

    i’m flipping out over this! beautiful.

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    May 22, 2010, 11.23 AMby ellie-sew

    Beautiful! I love the details.

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    Mar 12, 2009, 03.06 AMby sambuca

    What a beautiful creation!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 02.53 AMby pinksunflower

    THis is beautiful. And yellow is my favourite colour! I love the pleats. I see you have a thing for them! Well done! Looks fabulous.

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    Jan 27, 2009, 03.37 AMby vanessac

    I love everything about this. Your attention to detail is amazing! Also reading the description made me dig out my old My Bloody Valentine record and that led to me having my own little festive fifty of an afternoon, I had a lovely day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Oct 20, 2008, 01.43 PMby olyaboieru

    Oh, wow, it’s really something! I like this romantic theatre look ;) And the gloves – super! Really cool, I want something like this too! Great work!

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    Aug 28, 2008, 01.47 AMby marmota-b

    Oh, I NEED to add another compliment! I love it all, even the fabric, I think it has a perfect drape! And I think everyone would really, really appreciate a How To or a variation pattern for this, if you didn’t mind sharing… it’s exquisite!

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    Aug 16, 2008, 08.24 PMby ledthread

    ahhhhh!!!!! yummmmmmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 08.12 PMby stellaamour

    I love your detail, make looks beautiful. nowadays I noticed detail are most important thing. why vintage clothes are beautufull,because details are unbelievably beautufull. I love your choice,material,colours,frills,pattern.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 02.54 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    gotta be number 40: FABULOUS.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 07.47 AMby ink

    God…. I LOVE IT.

    Every part of that blouse…. I think the fabric is beautiful. The detailing is impeccable….

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    Jul 26, 2008, 08.33 AMby c-nd

    Absolute Beautiful! Very well executed! Congrats!

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    Jul 25, 2008, 05.17 AMby sonnenblume25

    I’m speachless!!! Another perfect blouse 8)

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    Jul 24, 2008, 09.46 AMby cherrytop

    Love this blouse—very chic!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 04.41 AMby ladymacbeth86

    This top is SPECTACULAR! I love it! The color is beautiful, the details and the sewing are impeccable. You did such an amazing job!!!!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 04.04 AMby pussygalore2906

    so when I checked out the creations page and saw the thumbnail of your blouse a thought shot through my head- I bet that’s Carotte Sauvage’s work. Talk about distinguishable style!

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    Jul 22, 2008, 09.52 PMby stephaniemorgan

    oh wow, it is fabulous.

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    Jul 22, 2008, 04.25 PMby dianacirne

    Great alteration! Very different, very you!!

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    Jul 22, 2008, 09.22 AMby fabricaddict

    Wow wow wow! you are amazingly talented, it’s stunning!!

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    Jul 22, 2008, 08.28 AMby abucketfulofheather

    This really looks like a designer top, it’s beautiful! All the little details really make it.

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    Jul 22, 2008, 04.59 AMby christine-1

    Hey Helene. Wow, this is so glamourous, I love it! Hope you’re well! C.

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    Jul 22, 2008, 01.55 AMby milkyway

    I don’t have idea which pattern is that, but your final work is amazing!! thumbs up!! the fabric is gorgeous, the color suits you great. I love your blouse

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    Jul 21, 2008, 09.20 PMby emilykate

    How did I miss seeing this! I love it love it love it. It’s amazing work!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 09.01 PMby snaggletooth

    your top looks amazing!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 06.49 PMby bekaem

    gasp. your work is beautiful, and you rightly get two pages of comments for it. I never paid much attention to the darts that are already on the original pattern, but on your blouse together with the frontpiece, even they suddenly look an amazing detail. i’ll be up at 6 tomorrow and get started…

    and that gig, i heard it was impressive a few times now.

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    Jul 21, 2008, 03.17 PMby i-made-it

    Wow ! Wow! Wow! Gorgeous!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 02.32 PMby lcavagnolo

    I absolutely love everything about this! The design, the fit, the color…EVERYTHING!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 02.08 PMby saxsilverain

    omigod, this is soooo kewl!!! again, i love how you can make the most amazing creations out of basic/simple patterns here…argh, i’m running out of words already, i just love this top :Dand i agree with what beth-oh-knee said, it’d look great too as a dress (shift dress, perhaps?). four thumbs up!! :) :)

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