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Flannel Jennifer

Added Sep 12, 2009

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






My flannel jennifer came together remarkable fast, despite being very confused by the neckline instructions. Luckily, I got by with a little help from my Burdastyle friends! Thanks everyone!

The fabric is a cotton plaid that has a flannel (fuzzy) side which I put to the inside. I got this fabric pretty cheap at one of the small shops in the garment district. I got the last of the roll and it wasn’t enough to make the pin tucked cuff so my cuffs are plain.

I figured out a helpful trick to make the folding, pressing and sewing of the pin-tucks a bit faster – I clipped tiny marks on the sides of the panel at regular intervals where the fold of the tucks belonged. That way I didn’t have to mark up the fabric or measure more than once.

Minor modifications: I added more button holes to the back placket. I don’t think the ones on the pattern are placed in a practical position so I needed an extra at the top to hold it closed, and then an extra at the bottom to balance the look. I only have a few buttons left so I haven’t decided how to place them on the front faux placket. Also, I used hem tape at the bottom hem because with the flannel and the tucks I didn’t want to have a bulky hem with more than one fold.

I wore this shirt to work yesterday for the first time. It was a cold and rainy day and this cheerful and warm flannel was the perfect thing.

Material Notes

Cotton flannel, yellow buttons (MJ Trim)



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Garment Type
Cotton, Flannel

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    Sep 18, 2009, 08.00 PMby maldrich

    This version makes me want to try this top again. Mine had all sort of fitting issues, but yours is perfect!

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    Sep 18, 2009, 07.13 AMby sarsaparilla

    It’s really nice, just the kind I’d like to make! I thought it fits really well, I’m not sure what the ‘visible fitting issues’ are either…

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    Sep 16, 2009, 09.21 PMby ralarkins

    Nice job! Great job matching the sleeve plaid to bodice on the front. (Better than the one the pattern is based on.) Other than a few visible fitting issues, it looks nice.

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      Sep 16, 2009, 09.27 PMby wzrdreams

      I’m not sure what obvious fit issues you are refering to, but thanks anyway.

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    Sep 13, 2009, 02.23 PMby lovelypolly

    such beautiful colours!! and itś a hard job to do all the pin tucks, isn ’t it?congratualations, looks so comfy, too.

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      Sep 13, 2009, 08.33 PMby wzrdreams

      Thanks! The pin tucks were time consuming, but not really hard. I think I did it all in one evening.

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    Sep 13, 2009, 11.18 AMby yolimba

    Fabulous! You really did a grat job! :-)

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    Sep 12, 2009, 07.54 PMby lala86

    It looks like a very neat job! congrats!

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    Sep 12, 2009, 05.45 PMby irmchen

    I don’t have to show this my daughter if I don’ t want another order: She likes checked fabrics and she would fancy the Jennifer pattern… me no less. Super Klasse!

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    Sep 12, 2009, 05.36 PMby frenchpea

    I love the style and it’s beautifully made, well done!

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