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Frilly Secretary

Added Jan 6, 2012

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






One of my latest projects…

It has becoming pretty hard for me to get pictures of what I make, because I can’t take good pictures of myself so I have to ask my boyfriend, and he’s never free to do it… This time, he finally accepted but when it was dark, so artificial light, it’s not hte best! I’m sorry!

So, I’ve been wanting to make this JJ forever! I decided to make a white one to match the blue pencil skirt I made this summer (not shooted yet), but never got the chance. And then winter came, I started looking at my winter fabrics, and fell on these remnants : that was the one I needed!!

I wanted to make the frills bigger than the original, as many of you did; but with my big breast I thought it looked weird when closed!
(By the way, as my machine doesn’t make the buttonholes and I couldn’t find buttons that would match, I put an invisible zipper under the front lap.)
So I thought, the only thing that could match it while open is a high waisted pencil skirt. Or maybe it would match my black jeans if I had a big black elastic belt, but as a matter of fact, I don’t.. So, the skirt!

I used the skirt block I made for myself, the same one I used for my “mini claudie”… Works quite well. Really quick! THe only thing with this one is that I made the waist very, very small! I feel like I’m gonna faint when I wear it, so I really need to broaden it!

But anyway, this “secretary style” is a bit too much for a medical student like me (here in France, we dress quite casually at the hospital…), I’ll wait to be a doctor to wear it! Or on formal occasions, but I don’t have that many :(




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Feb 5, 2013, 06.57 AMby teemix01

    What an awesome job! Perhaps the next JJ you could do fabric covered buttons which would really make the blouse a classic! You look great!!! :o)

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    Aug 24, 2012, 04.58 PMby Jodi Wade

    I want your tiny waist!! This is a great outfit.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 12.43 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    That is some SERIOUS kick-ass! The tiny waist looks fabulous – it may even be worth the fainting ;)

    All the best in your education – you’ll become a doctor very soon!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 01.35 PMby CazzyYoung

    so well made! Plus i love the tartan frills, very Vivienne Westwood!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 04.47 AMby nishavinod2009

    beautifully done, perfect fit, u look stunning!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 09.46 PMby nouvellegamine

    very lovely! i love the big ruffles. so cute!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 05.49 PMby Sewing And Style

    simply amazing!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 04.16 PMby janene

    This ensemble is so stunning. And it shows off your tiny waist perfectly! (even if you have to suffer for style!) I love the bigger ruffles. I would never have guessed it was a JJ! Well done on such a neat job :-)

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    Jan 7, 2012, 08.54 AMby Gigette

    Waooooouh!!! C’est magnifique, ça fait ressortir ta taille de guêpe, j’adore!! Bon c’est certain que si tu met cette tenue en consult, il va y avoir un nombre fou de patients qui vont faire des crises cardiaques!!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 07.59 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    wow, that is amazing and you look very stylish in your new outfit! you should find an occasion soon to wear it, as this is so well done!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 06.35 AMby olac

    Heck, if my waist was that small, i would wear tight skirts all the time! As for photos – most cameras have a self timer function. it takes a few attempts at setting the camera at the right distance and height, but i am a pro by now. :-) With digital, you can crop the photos later so u don’t have to get them perfect on the camera. And then u don’t have to wait!

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    Jan 6, 2012, 09.51 PMby wardrobe-cat

    Or you could just wear it for a coffee date. It’s beautiful and suits you. Lovely. Well done.

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    Jan 6, 2012, 08.29 PMby Swirlz1

    Great job!!!

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    Jan 6, 2012, 08.28 PMby Gurtlamorous

    the fit of the dress is amazing u body looks awesome in it i love the plaid top, adds a nice finish to the look very well done keep it up x

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