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Gingerbread JJ

Added Dec 17, 2009

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






This was my final project for the semester. I had intended on making a chic vintage vogue jacket with a huge collar, but after i ruined the wool fabric grain for that I had to choose something else. I downloaded this pattern for free, found some plain linen I had in my stash, and added the scalloped lace for contrast on what I thought would be a booooring shirt.
I actually love this now, and even though I don’t wear this beige color often I do plan on wearing this out alot! Its the perfect combo of girliness and somber style-especially those poofy little sleeves.

I ended up getting a B on this due to my uneven sleeve ruffles, but I dont care cause this semester is OVER!

Material Notes

I wanted to hurt my sewing machine for refusing to sucessfully complete a buttonhole, I had to find another but it finally worked!



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Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Other, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Linen


My grandmother

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    Dec 25, 2010, 05.16 PMby amn-1

    Pretty nice

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    Aug 24, 2010, 10.36 AMby surfjewels

    Looks gd! :)

    Hannah Handmade Jewelleryhttp://surfjewels.000space.com

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    Mar 1, 2010, 05.53 PMby fitmom

    Cute shirt. Where’d you get your sunglasses? =)

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      Mar 1, 2010, 07.45 PMby ashchaser

      Oooh I have no idea, Wet seal probably, during their 5 dollar sale? I have seen some very similar on Urban Outfitters, but they charge way too much!

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    Jan 7, 2010, 03.17 PMby ranjani

    Well done! I actually like the uneven ruffles. It gives the blouse such character.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 09.46 PMby ichigogirl

    It’s so cute… I really like the sleeve-ruffles, it doesn’t matter if they’re uneven (and I love your tatoo!).

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    Dec 21, 2009, 07.14 PMby anomalily

    This is fabulous!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 11.14 AMby nojallakuutamo

    Nice shirt & interesting color and job well done with the ruffles, but cannot not-mention this supersweet tatoo, ugly glasses and gorgeous green squiggly thingies in your ears :heart shower in my eyes: :)

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    Dec 19, 2009, 09.38 PMby stephiaffi

    Gorgeous blouse!

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    Dec 19, 2009, 07.03 AMby Ana B

    ~ A+~ Luv your blouse very much. Contrasting ruffle fabric looks great!!

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    Dec 18, 2009, 06.25 PMby ashchaser

    Thank you! To me it is an A due to how much I love those ruffles- and nothing will change that!

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    Dec 18, 2009, 11.08 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    a B? Who are they kidding, I say A+, and who cares anyway, it’s a pass and as long as you love it. I really do so “great job” from me xx

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    Dec 18, 2009, 12.54 AMby gdac

    I like it… I like it a lot. So must do a JJ

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    Dec 17, 2009, 10.21 PMby loyl8

    really cute!!!

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    Dec 17, 2009, 08.51 PMby nenasew

    I love it. B should have been an A.

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    Dec 17, 2009, 08.48 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    very pretty!

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    Dec 17, 2009, 07.56 PMby susanne2011

    I really like the fact that you used different material for the rufles, it looks really great! :)

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