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The secretary black jenny skirt and amanda top

Added Aug 9, 2011

by Madame Pelagie

Thessaloniki, Gr...






This is my second try with the jenny pattern, which I did using a cabardine fabric with a little stretch. This skirt feels much more comfortable than my first one, and it has a far better fit.
The rose was made of satin ribbon, simply by wrapping it around itself and sewing it, and attaching a safety pin on the back.
The top is made using the amanda original pattern, but I didn’t use cord to the bottom of it. I should have made it a little bit narrower though.

Material Notes

The skirt is made of cabardine with 5% elastic, and the top with a beautiful men’s shirting fabric (100% cotton, I’ m guessing, but soft and light), which I got from a men’s shirting factory (it was a remnant, so I didn’ t pay anything for it-yei!).




Spring, Fall
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 31, 2011, 07.26 PMby frkbustad

    a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I love it!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 08.21 PMby LBL1548

    I love it! Where did you find the patterns? I’d like to try this for me, and I congratulate you for the great idea of the men shirt. Is true that their fabric are greats! Tks a lot! Cheers,

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      Aug 9, 2011, 08.30 PMby Madame Pelagie

      Hallo, thank you for your kind words!
      If you look at the bottom right hand corner of your screen (while you’re looking at my pictures), you will see that this project is based on the following patterns
      -“Amanda” pattern for the top, and
      -“Jenny skirt” for the skirt.
      You will find the links to download and print them right away, so you’ll have your skirt and top whipped up in no time (virtually)!
      Good luck with your sewing!

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      Aug 9, 2011, 08.32 PMby Madame Pelagie

      I just noticed… you are new in here. So, break a leg, my dear! ola…

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