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Jenny Variation C: Skirt with Suspenders

Added Feb 8, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Make your basic skirt a little bit more sassy with suspenders! We chose a rich dark purple velvet to make this a winter-y style. Paired with a crisp white blouse this look is suited for the office and going out after.

The Jenny pattern download includes instructions & supplemental pattern pieces for 4 projects: The basic skirt, the skirt with bow, the skirt with suspenders (pictured above), and a dress! See the extras below:

The Basic Skirt

Variation B: Skirt with Bow

Variation D: Make it into a dress!

Material Notes

Light-weight non-stretch fabrics, Interfacing 36” x 16” (EU 90 × 40 cm), Zipper 12” (EU 30 cm), 3 Buttons for dress option




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Velvet

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    Feb 14, 2010, 09.36 AMby kawaiijamaican

    ohhh that is cute but velvet….. idk but i will be doing that i got a awesome jacket i made that can go with that

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    Feb 9, 2010, 08.40 PMby moizissimo

    And… if you cross the suspenders in the back, they’ll be less likely to fall off your shoulders.


    Cute idea.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 01.42 PMby calicocouture

    I have a feeling I’m going to have some leftover velvet from a project I’m working on…This could be an idea for it.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 01.25 PMby sarasekhar

    i love the shoe she wearing…well abt the suspenders..way too girlie for me

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    Feb 9, 2010, 05.27 AMby couturecutie

    Aww cute! Another entirely the same skirt with absolutely NO VARIATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the heck?!?!?!?1

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    Feb 8, 2010, 11.20 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Yay the suspenders version, I am going to rescue my failed Danielle dress and use the fabric to make this skirt. I don’t mind the velvet, it’s super cute with the crisp white shirt but I could never wear it in Western Australia, way too hot here. Thanks BurdaStyle xx

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    Feb 8, 2010, 08.57 PMby melissaann-1

    I love the look of velvet, but I had to stop wearing it in skirts and trousers because I make the nap go all funny when I sit on it! So embarrassing!

    Anybody know how to avoid this? I mean, besides avoiding sitting.

    This skirt looks great, I want some velvet!

    P.S. That is the strongest fashion model ever! 2 bowling balls, wow!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 08.47 PMby nikkishell

    I’m not a fan of velvet but i could definitely see this made in a nice tweed or tartan. Thanks BurdaStyle!!!xxx

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    Feb 8, 2010, 08.30 PMby alisondahl

    Ok, we get the point, you’re tired of the variations. Well guess what? Next week is a brand new pattern, which actually happens to be my favorite BurdaStyle piece we’ve ever made!! Ever. So sit tight;)

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      Feb 8, 2010, 10.11 PMby susanne2011

      Looking forward to that! :)

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      Feb 8, 2010, 11.09 PMby chelsesaurusrex

      Yay! Now I’m excited…

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      Feb 8, 2010, 11.25 PMby thecuriouskiwi

      You guys need to fix up the pdf instructions download, all the images are massive and run of the page…

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      Feb 9, 2010, 05.30 AMby couturecutie

      That is good!

      *ps. I totally <3 your outfits!!!!/things that you have made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Feb 9, 2010, 09.57 AMby buddingnaturalist

      Cool. Its not that we’re tired of ‘variations’-its just the lack of actual variation in the ‘variations’ that’s off-putting.

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      Feb 9, 2010, 01.33 PMby carottesauvage

      Yeahhhhhh, renewal comes with Spring! Before the big surprise I allow myself to hope for something intricate that overstretches the limit of drafting! Some tulip/harem trousers a la Anne Valerie Hasche would be great!!!! Looking forward to your forthcoming creations.Best

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      Feb 9, 2010, 04.02 PMby burdastyle

      RE: "Some tulip/harem trousers a la Anne Valerie Hasche would be great!!!! "

      we may have something in store for you!!

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      Feb 9, 2010, 04.09 PMby alisondahl

      RE: You guys need to fix up the pdf instructions download, all the images are massive and run of the page…

      We are working on that, it is a problem which lays in the hands of our developers and we are awaiting an answer. Sorry about that.

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      Feb 9, 2010, 07.06 PMby carottesauvage

      Re:‘We may have something in store for you’
      That will definetly sell like hot buns! I can already envision several weekly inspirational variations around this type of garment…nice one!

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      Feb 14, 2010, 07.31 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Actually the instructions are completely wrong for the first half, why do I need pieces 7 & 8 for the skirt? Those pieces are for the dress, I am assuming the piece labelled “strap” is the suspenders but it’s not reffered to that in the instrucitons…also they say “THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ARE CORRECT FOR THE JENNY DRESS.” can’t we get a set of instructions correct for this skirt? I don’t mean to sound harsh but come on guys, this is a $7.50 pattern, correct and individual instructions for each variation would be nice.

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      Feb 23, 2010, 04.53 PMby alisondahl

      I’ve just re-uploaded the instructions for the Jenny skirt with suspenders. They look correct to me, they were definitely incorrect before, we’re sorry about that mix-up. Should be good to go now.

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    Feb 8, 2010, 08.23 PMby susanne2011

    Ok skirt, but I would never wear velvet, somehow it still feels so 90’s to me…. I indeed also hope you guys maybe have another pattern next week? That would be awesome!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 07.42 PMby janul

    I like her shoes… :) Otherwise, who needs a pattern for two straps of fabric? I´m quite looking forward to something else than Jenny/Malissa (or how is the similar pattern called) :).

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    Feb 8, 2010, 07.30 PMby nuiwida23

    Velvet is my favorite fabric, so I can’t NOT like this skirt! The suspenders are cool, too. However, I am a little done with the whole “make a pattern and 20 slightly different variations” thing. Thanks for the pattern, now can we see something new and a bit more detailed?

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    Feb 8, 2010, 05.47 PMby ghainskom

    I also wondered what was up with bowling and jenny. The dress is not my style but not bad at all. The suspenders would probably be more stable if crossed in the back…

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      Feb 8, 2010, 11.24 PMby thecuriouskiwi

      I was thinking of crossing them at the back too, for extra cuteness :)

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    Feb 8, 2010, 04.46 PMby kessrien

    Nice fabric for the skirt – without the suspenders, though. If I was forced to wear a skirt with suspenders I would choose a neutral colour like black or maybe some tweed.

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    Feb 8, 2010, 04.33 PMby barbaraagatha

    What’s with the Jenny dress and bowling?

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      Feb 8, 2010, 05.26 PMby wzrdreams

      I don’t know, but that is Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. I’ve been wanting to go there. It looks like a fun alley.

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