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tattoo JJ to work

Added Mar 1, 2011

by junespoon

Belfast, United ...






I bought this tattoo print cotton last summer in Germany and have been rationing it because i haven’t seen a print as nice since. I love the contrast of the informal material and the more formal style of a button up shirt with a tie.

The body of the shirt is based on the JJ blouse, but i take out a lot of the fullness at the lower back, so that it fits much closer.


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    Oct 23, 2013, 04.56 AMby Jay Op de Laak

    Wow this is so cool. I just made a shirt for my son in blue Ed Hardy fabric. But I’m way to lazy to take pics and upload them. Lol

    Can you explain how you removed the extra ease from this pattern? Can I just measure my waist en remove that from the pattern? I have printed and cut it but when I measured acros the waist it has a lot of excess ease. So It ended on my pile of patterns that are in need for alterations.
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      Oct 24, 2013, 01.05 PMby junespoon

      Thanks! Yes that’s basically all you do – just split it evenly over the pattern pieces so you don’t have 2 very skinny pattern pieces where all the ease is removed at once – As far as I remember I split the number of inches of excess evenly into 4 quarters and took a quarter out at each side seam and back seam – let’s say there was 4" of ease….shave off 1" at the waist of each of the long edges of the back piece and then take 0.5" off at the waist of each of the side seam edges (front AND back) then just even up the lines if you need all the width at the bust or hips – it’s very easy to remove more ease if you need it when you’ve already sewn the pieces together, you can just sew a wider seam allowance – good luck!

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    Sep 1, 2011, 03.29 PMby Rosy1964

    Wow! Love everything in this blouse! The print is wonderful and so funny … and sleeves is a feminine touch. Fabulous!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 04.58 PMby twolter

    I love the sleeves on this!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 08.39 PMby anndk

    LOL – I just boght the excact same fabric but in black with a JJ-bouse in mind for it! I’ve been in and out of the store for weeks now – just checking if the fabric’s still there, debating with myself wether to buy it or not. I absolutely LOVE your blouse.

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    Mar 3, 2011, 09.11 PMby threadsquare

    I love the mash up of formal tie & collar, frilly sleeve caps and tattoo fabric!

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    Mar 2, 2011, 03.33 PMby seasidelaundry

    You gave the treasured print a purpose. Fit is impressive. Sailor girl cute!

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    Mar 2, 2011, 01.27 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Uuu, this looks great! :D

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    Mar 1, 2011, 09.38 PMby frkbustad


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    Mar 1, 2011, 08.55 PMby tanitisis

    This is so fun! I love the little sleeve-ruffles, too.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 08.16 PMby marlalalalere


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    Mar 1, 2011, 07.58 PMby flosiepoos

    Love it! I made a blouse out of the same fabric too last year and like you loved the contrast between the print and primness of the blouse’s cut. Prepare for lots of double takes when you’re wearing it!

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    Mar 1, 2011, 07.37 PMby marionouchka

    trop coool! Looks like the day of the dead in Mexico!

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