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Jenny Dress goes Tropical

Added Feb 20, 2010

by emlj

Norwich, United ...






This is the Jenny dress from Burdastyle in 36, its such a fun pattern to make!

Its from some stretch cotton from Ebay and although its a bit Carmen Miranda i think it might be ok for a hot sunny day (it was about minus 1 degree in the photo!)

The only alterations i made was to raise the hem (actually by accident it went too short but ok), and as i think this pattern is for someone with much bigger bust i had to put a little ribbon straps across the back to keep it on my shoulders! I also out a few stitches in the front just to keep the bust together and stop it from gaping, these seemed to fix the problem

I would recommend this pattern

Material Notes

Stretch cotton from ebay
3 black buttons




Garment Type

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    Jun 1, 2013, 08.23 PMby SassyT

    Love it. Just referred to this on my new facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Jun 1, 2013, 09.09 PMby emlj

      Oh cool thank you :) very flattering x

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    Jun 16, 2011, 04.00 PMby threadsquare

    I love the fabric with this dress. Bravo :)

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    May 26, 2010, 09.24 AMby cd909

    the tie is a really nice touch

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    Mar 3, 2010, 12.13 PMby meegie-moo

    ths is the first time i’ve actually stopped and taken notice of this patter. I love the fabric and it is very flattering on you!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 10.57 PMby prairieponygirl

    so beautiful!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 10.37 PMby quiltsewsewsue

    Very sweet dress. I am considering this pattern as I think it is so flattering. I have made the Melissa dress which is a similar line and love it so this one may need to be next!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 10.25 AMby susisonne

    Your dresslooks really beautiful! I I just have cut the fabric for my own jenny version. I hope I will find sthe time to sew it soon.

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    Feb 21, 2010, 11.22 PMby Ana B

    luv the fabric; cute dress

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    Feb 21, 2010, 02.55 PMby escorpio

    The more I see of the Jenny dress, the more I like it. Great job!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 11.11 AMby zenica

    Very nice! I got 2m of the same fabric for my birthday from friends and had troubles imagining it as clothing (I am very bad at that). Great to see it works so well. Might give a top a try.

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    Feb 21, 2010, 11.02 AMby sianysiany

    The style of the dress and the fabric go very well together, and I love the photo! You’re very brave to stand outside in this weather! The things we do for fashion, eh?!

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      Feb 21, 2010, 12.15 PMby emlj

      heehee yeah, the neighbours were busy frowning as well!

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      Feb 22, 2010, 12.58 PMby sianysiany

      Lol It was worth it though! The dress is great!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 06.26 AMby craziemirrie

    Fabric is lovely and it looks great on you. Nice work!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 06.20 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Great fabric! I really want to make the Jenny soon and it’s high on my list, I just need to sew faster :) Yours looks fab and I’d love to have some of that fabric in my stash! xx

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    Feb 21, 2010, 05.46 AMby rebexy

    beautiful use of this fabric!!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 10.50 PMby luzie

    I didn’t like the burdastyle fabric for the jenny dress, but yours is fantastic! suits you very well!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 10.14 PMby classicaljunk

    lovely fabric

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