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Added May 4, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






With a few fairly simple modifications, the JJ blouse can become the sugary confection we call the Dunja top, which is perfect for celebrating that the April showers have turned to May flowers. We used chiffon for the outer shirt, and a matching silk charmeuse for the camisole. The chiffon ruffles couldn’t be a prettier frame for your pretty face! Check out our instructions that explain the modifications you need to make with the JJ blouse, good luck, and have fun!

Material Notes

silk chiffon, silk charmeuse, lingerie snaps, hook and eye



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Business, Classic, Romantic
Chiffon, Silk


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    Mar 19, 2011, 08.43 PMby FEDRA

    Dunja Why? The name of my sister’s Dunja and it caught my gaze. Best Regards

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    Feb 25, 2011, 11.23 AMby freaky-philomeen

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      Mar 4, 2011, 05.35 AMby proegge

      I’m having trouble too! I hope they fix it!!!

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    Feb 25, 2011, 06.46 AMby janene

    So pretty. Reminiscent of my New Romantic days! x

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    Feb 24, 2011, 08.34 PMby dottty

    BEAUT…..I…..FULL :)X

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    Feb 24, 2011, 08.34 PMby dottty

    BEAUT…..I…..FULL :)X

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    Mar 22, 2010, 01.46 PMby ginasophia

    does this pattern require the same amount of fabric as the JJ?

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    Jun 23, 2009, 07.14 PMby vintageluvr

    Pretty – i love ruffles and lacy things! ;-)

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    May 10, 2009, 02.02 PMby teamydear

    Thank you for the free how to! That’s so cool! I’m afraid the ruffle is not my style, I don’t dare wearing that! Or maybe I should first try it something similar in a shop to check it out :) But I would love to do the how-to just to do the pattern change, maybe I can change it the way I like it! I’m looking forward to everyone’s creations :)

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    May 10, 2009, 11.32 AMby reddrama

    LOVE IT! thanks for the free pattern. love the skirt too btw :)

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    May 7, 2009, 03.09 AMby carottesauvage

    Really great! Thanks for this!

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    May 7, 2009, 12.11 AMby redmage0011

    absolutely LOVE this variation, it pleases on both sides of the equation: from a technical standpoint its a nice little pattern making challenge and from the fashion standpoint its absolutely HOT. And please PLEASE tell me the skirt shes wearing is a future pattern cause its soooo hot.

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    May 6, 2009, 02.21 PMby prinnyt

    Very Cute and Inspiring!

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    May 5, 2009, 05.55 PMby spngejen

    Is there a pattern for that skirt too?! :)

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    May 5, 2009, 12.48 PMby littleweasel

    Oooh how lovely! This is one I have to make, and I have just the right fabric too. Now to find some lingerie snaps…

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    May 5, 2009, 10.32 AMby anajan

    Love it! Smart design of the camisole (the button closure).

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    May 5, 2009, 06.10 AMby abucketfulofheather

    This is just so beautiful! Finally, something I actually really want to make. Like, now!

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    May 5, 2009, 03.00 AMby ichigogirl

    Cute! And free, yey, and based on a popular pattern (its pieces already assembled by many members), great choice :-)!

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    May 5, 2009, 02.21 AMby sewella

    I love it! It looks elegant and sophisticated! The photographs are fabulous!

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    May 5, 2009, 01.15 AMby lybu

    So sweet and elegant . I have to try this one out. It is a perfect summer blouse, I think. I love it !!!

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    May 5, 2009, 01.03 AMby peaudane

    So pretty! My grandmother had a blouse just like this, so I guess you could say it’s a vintage style.

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    May 4, 2009, 11.34 PMby ghainskom

    Thank you Burdastyle (and JJ)! I’m feeling the excitement I’ve been missing for a while now when it comes to the Monday’s patterns. You took one of the most popular patterns here on the site and turned it into another beautiful garment, all for free. I like that. I bet there’s going to be a lot of Dunja showing up in the creations. By the way, I like that skirt as well.

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    May 4, 2009, 09.56 PMby hannnc

    ooh i love it! on my long to-make list. and thanks for another free pattern :)

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    May 4, 2009, 05.44 PMby holidaypepper

    YAY!! I love this variation of the JJ top! It’s SO New York Chic. Thank you Burda Style Team, and keep the fabulous designs coming!

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