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Flowers and stripes JJ

Added Jul 19, 2009

by kiraph

Gloucester, Aust...






This JJ was my trial run of this pattern.

The frills have been roll hemmed on my overlocker with a contrasting thread and I decided to use a bit of a decorative stitch on some of the seams and the hem.

I didn’t really like the finish on the sleeves so I changed them a bit – just simplified really.

Unfortunately this blouse is a bit too big for me, so I may end up taking in the side seams and adding a tie to bring the back in.

I was actually quite please with the outcome, even though it is too big. I was very happy to actually see the project all the way through to the end with a good finish, instead of throwing the towel in when I got frustrated with it! :)

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Material Notes

I have used 3 different fabrics as I didn’t have enough of the main one that I wanted to use. All fabrics have been sitting in my stash for probably 10 yrs so I figured that if it didn’t work out, I wouldn’t miss them! Fabrics are actually stretch, which probably accounts for the blouse not fitting too well. Buttons from my stash.




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Feb 27, 2010, 06.47 AMby craziemirrie

    I like how you’ve used the 2 differeent fabrics, they work well together. I’m a big fan of miss-matching. And the black stick on the ruffles works well. Nice job!

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    Jul 25, 2009, 11.16 AMby olyaboieru

    Very romantic look!

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    Jul 25, 2009, 01.41 AMby annika

    I like it! Enough with that less is more! MORE is more! I have an unfinshed JJ with a little bit of the same concept, though not as cool colors as yours!

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    Jul 19, 2009, 11.04 PMby emilykate

    Pretty awesome ‘trial’! I love clothing made with lots of different fabrics.

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