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Simplified Suit - JJ Blouse Variation

Added Jan 13, 2009

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






My version of JJ as part of my Suit Variation for the contest!

I would post everything together as a suit, but I have too many pictures, and want to show the details :) This blouse took way longer than it was supposed to! Something like 10-12 hours because of all the finishing and working with silk! All seams are french seams (see the last picture). The only other major alteration I made was using one big ruffle down the middle rather than the little ones on the sides. It was inspired by juebejue’s beautiful black and white JJ :) I’m very proud of how it turnied out!

I hope you like it! See my blog for all the suit detail!

Material Notes

silk habotai- 100% silk from Fabric Mart




Garment Type


burdastyle for their great contests and patterns :)

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    Feb 27, 2010, 06.49 AMby craziemirrie

    It looks great! The fabric is beautiful and I like how you’ve only used one set of ruffles. Well worth the 12 hours.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 10.55 PMby smallone

    Man! that is nice.

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    Aug 20, 2009, 09.38 PMby ichigogirl

    I like this JJ so much… the fabric, the details and the fit are just perfect! I just made a toile for a JJ and it’s very tent’like on me, even though my measurements almost exactily match the size I’ve chosen. Did you size down or did you only adjust the fit, it looks like it’s custom made for you (which, I guess, it is!)?

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    Aug 13, 2009, 06.58 PMby cthuliz


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    Aug 13, 2009, 11.29 AMby sallyent

    that’s gorgeous, nice job. Am about to start mine in silk so good to know it’s do-able. I love your modifications too.

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    Jun 10, 2009, 05.47 AMby hannnc

    i’ve just come across your JJ variation, and i love the ruffle down the middle! i think i would prefer to make it this way myself (when i get around to it!!) wonderful :)

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    Feb 13, 2009, 08.19 PMby hopelovepeace

    just beautiful. the fabric and pattern go perfectly together. i love that print!

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    Feb 5, 2009, 10.58 AMby camilaustral

    you look really really really good!! (as i posted in “the suit”) i’m really considering making the blouse, only because i love how you look :)

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    Jan 24, 2009, 12.42 AMby daer0n

    I love it!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 07.09 AMby lybu

    very very very nice. Love the fabric you used

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    Jan 15, 2009, 08.50 PMby madk1997

    ooh… i love yours…. it is so beautiful.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 08.20 AMby Lucha Suarez

    It came out perfect, you have inspired me to try this pattern myself.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 07.15 AMby anajan

    Well, now I’m fascinated with your blouse, too! :) Love the print and the ruffle detail.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 01.06 AMby emlj

    the shirt is fantastic! is this a tough pattern to follow/make..would love to try JJ but seems rather advanced! nice work :-)

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    Jan 14, 2009, 12.33 AMby juebejue

    it turned out so pretty! i like the patterns — goes well with the jj

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    Jan 13, 2009, 06.55 PMby auntchelle

    I love the print which compliments the JJ pattern well. I like the change to the ruffle. A perfect shirt for the office.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 03.15 PMby lunatepetal

    the whole set looks great!

    good luck with the contest!!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 02.26 PMby polychromatin

    The fabric is gorgeous! And I love your alterations! You look very nice in it :)

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