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Jenny Variation D: The Dress

Added Jan 18, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






The Jenny dress has a subtle front overlap and a soft, sloped shoulder which flatters many woman’s silhouettes. Three back buttons add room for a contrasting surprise element. Make your own Jenny variation dress in a bright & bold floral print like ours, or in a solid gem tone for evening.

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

The Basic Skirt

Variation B: Skirt with Bow

Variation C: Add Suspenders

Material Notes

Self: 2 1/2 yards. Recommended Fabrics: Light weight fabrics, silk, blends
Other: Interfacing 36” x 16” (EU 90 × 40 cm)
Zipper 12” (EU 30 cm)
3 buttons (dress)




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy
Cotton, Blends, Polyester, Rayon, Silk, Velvet



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    Jun 17, 2011, 12.33 PMby FEDRA

    beautiful fabric! Is it elastic? simple but nice style, compliments!

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    Feb 6, 2010, 01.31 AMby hellokitty1

    There is no fabric yardage listing on the instructions or the pattern itself. How much fabric is needed for the dress?

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      Mar 11, 2010, 05.38 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I noticed this too, I can’t find it anywhere either, only the skirt fabric amounts (and even then it doesn’t give a width)

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      Jun 21, 2011, 02.17 PMby alisondahl

      Material Notes (listed above under last photo):

      Self: 2 1/2 yards. Recommended Fabrics: Light weight fabrics, silk, blends Other: Interfacing 36” x 16” (EU 90 × 40 cm) Zipper 12” (EU 30 cm) 3 buttons (dress)

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    Jan 31, 2010, 05.25 PMby volvoqueen

    What is the difference between Jenny Variation #6058 “A” and Variation “B”? Both patterns have “B” listed for the image so I’m having a hard time getting an idea of what Variation “A” is, can someone help? I want to know if the Dress is the same or if I get something different if I got one and not the other.

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    Jan 22, 2010, 12.01 AMby sewgurlwmu

    After seeing all that this pattern has to offer, I am now more likely to spend the money on it. I really love the skirt and love the versatility of the pattern. I was hesitant at first because of the price and not knowing what I was getting, but now I’m seriously considering the purchase.

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    Jan 21, 2010, 02.48 AMby colly

    This fabric is amazing! Can anybody tell me what it’s called/where I can order some?

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      Jan 28, 2010, 10.57 PMby racheln

      Hi, I accidentally clicked on this making it flagged as inappropriate – which it obviously isn’t – there doesn’t seem to be a way of reversing this! I’m so sorry! I was interested in this post as I had asked a similar question on another project. So sorry colly.

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    Jan 20, 2010, 10.57 AMby sewverytall

    High-heeled sneakers…hehehe.

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    Jan 20, 2010, 07.17 AMby sewingqueenkym

    ncn6, you need to raise the neckline to avoid more cleavage, so the slope from the shoulder to the overlapped chest piece would be altered – even up to a couple of inches. With zero inches added at the shoulder, then more as you go towards the center of the front. Try it out of muslin first, to see how much you need to add to make it high enough to cover.

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      Jun 17, 2011, 06.41 AMby melmeum

      thanks sewingqueenkym, from all us modest-busted ladies

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    Jan 20, 2010, 02.50 AMby caskky

    very cute! i’ve downloaded the instructions.. but where are the pattern pieces?

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    Jan 20, 2010, 02.28 AMby nehozack

    Finally. I will be downloading this pattern now that I know what most of the peices look like. Love the dress, and it’s a great basic skirt pattern.

    Just one more thing… the model is lovely, the dress is awesome, the shoes are hot, and I will even say the little girl socks are cute… but honestly, whats up with the head scarf? Two thick, too long and too white…loose bandage, escaping mummy? Take your pick. You guys are usually so spot on with your styling, but I can’t say I like this one.

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    Jan 19, 2010, 09.02 PMby csiu

    Oooh! I think the dress has finally sold me on all four variations – thanks!

    Would you know precisely how much fabric might be needed (I suspect I would cut out a size 34)? A bit more than two metres, maybe? (I’m only estimating from the Shari dress as an example). Merci!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 07.41 PMby ncn6

    Any thoughts from anyone on how to alter a pattern like this to accommodate cleavage? I love deep V necklines and think they’re really flattering on women with ample cleavage, but they can end up being just much too revealing, especially in non-stretch fabrics. My attempts to fix this problem on similar patterns so far haven’t been too successful, so I’m curious to know if anyone has any good tips?

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      Jan 19, 2010, 07.56 PMby froglegs

      I have found that you need to cut and spred the bust piece to acomadate a fuller bust. I hope this helps.

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      Jan 19, 2010, 11.09 PMby alisondahl

      Can you see how the front top has 2 pleats or gathers? You can cut, slash & spread these on the pattern which will accommodate for more volume (A technique where a pattern piece is cut or slashed and then spread apart to add fullness. Method can be used in ruching, adding decorative darts, or gathering.) Also, you can widen the Center Front pieces and make them overlap MORE in the front so as to add more coverage.
      Hope this makes sense to you:)

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      Jan 19, 2010, 11.30 PMby ncn6

      Thanks for the suggestions… I have tried slashing and spreading methods in the past, and this does work to an extent but it usually still ends up too low at the base of the V (and then I do ugly things like try to pull the panels together a bit more and stitch them down, which distorts the neckline and generally looks bad). Widening the pieces and overlapping them more might help with this problem, though. I’ll mess around with this and see if I can make it work (as Tim Gunn would say!)

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    Jan 19, 2010, 04.48 PMby sunnilj9

    Oh I love this! And the floral is so stunning! I can’t wait to try this.

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    Jan 19, 2010, 03.28 PMby emlj

    Hello, can anyone tell me what size the model is wearing? I always get sizing wrong with all Burda patterns, would be great to know what size the clothes in the pictures have been cut. Thanks :-)

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      Jan 19, 2010, 04.59 PMby alisondahl

      The model is wearing a size 34.

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    Jan 19, 2010, 08.18 AMby inge

    Love the dress! LOVE THE SHOES!!

    Pls tell me the brand!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 12.12 AMby amibambini

    This is great, thanks for posting this, I really liked last weeks pattern but I’m extremely hesitant to attempt stretchy patterns on my basic old singer. It’s quite a timeless shape too.. really looking forward to seeing how people approach it.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 11.19 PMby yoshimi

    Oh I really love it. I need my weather getting warmer, but I’m sure I’ll be sewing it!

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    Jan 18, 2010, 08.25 PMby Hedda Nilsen

    This is really cute. It´d also be a gorgeous cut for plus size, I think.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 07.51 PMby camilaustral

    this one is very nice

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    Jan 18, 2010, 06.15 PMby elaine-bin

    Looks a really nice design, very modern and comfortable.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 06.12 PMby elaine-bin

    Looks a really nice design, very modern and comfortable.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 06.10 PMby calicocouture

    Oo! It looks really elegant, and fun.

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    Jan 18, 2010, 04.40 PMby victors

    Cute but whats the difference between this and the last weeks melissa?

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      Jan 18, 2010, 04.47 PMby burdastyle

      This pattern utilizes non-stretch fabrics, zippers & buttons- the non-stretch look creates a more formal, non-clinging garment. The Melissa dress uses stretch fabrics and no buttons or zippers.

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      Jan 18, 2010, 04.56 PMby victors

      doh! should read stuff fully. Now I am torn between the two!!!

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