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    • Need a easy pattern for a blouse

      Added Mar 28, 2011


      I have just started to sew and I really would like a easy pattern for a blouse.
      I tried the “JJ”-blouse and think it was a bit to difficult. And… the blouse did not fit properly. :( The collar was to small… :(

      Plz help me… It does not need to be a …

    • Why only 3 answers to searches?

      Added Mar 21, 2011

      When i want to find something on the website using the search, it only shows 3 items for each section (sections being – projects / patterns / discussion post etc ) When I click on the individual section that i am interested in… let’s say i was looking for a particu…

    • JJ blouse- cant understand step 6! button plackets!

      Added Feb 11, 2011

      I was wondering, what are you supposed to do in step 6 of the instructions? I cant make head or tail of it—-there is no facing peice in the pattern peices- I cant tell which way to fold, how much to fold, or where to sew for the button plackets.

    • Help needed to adjust JJ pattern for fuller bust

      Added Jan 9, 2011

      Can anyone tell me how I can amend the JJ blouse pattern to cater for my full bust. I’m a UK size 12, so have used the size 40 pattern which fits well in all respects except the blouse front gapes at the button closure across the bust point level. As I have a narro…

    • Sizing of Patterns

      Added Aug 26, 2010

      Hi, I’ve tried making the JJ blouse and the Marie skirt, and both times the sizing came out too big.
      I am cutting out the sizes (44) according to my measurements (39,31,43) but it comes out much too big for me.
      Am i doing something wrong?

    • JJ Step 6...already confused!

      Added May 30, 2010

      Step 6 of the JJ instructions say: Front edges: Fold and press the front pieces along the fold line (ok so far) and fold the front pieces along the facing fold line to the outside. Stitch the neckline edges on top of each other, starting from the front center to the …

    • Black bars showing in the instructions for the JJ Blous

      Added Apr 7, 2010

      I tried re-downloading several times with no luck. It seems to be obscuring some important details, too! Any help is greatly appreciated.


    • working with collar- HELP

      Added Oct 23, 2009

      I am sewing a JJ blouse. I have stitched the collar pieces together and turned the collar inside out. For the next step, the instruction says to “baste edges, and press”. (this is step 7 in the JJ blouse instruction)

      My questions are:

      After I have turned the…

    • Sewing with the Bobbin Thread

      Added Oct 7, 2009

      So I saw this fantastic explanation for “Sewing with the Bobbin Thread” which is a great technique to use for sewing tucks and darts in transparent fabrics.

      I am thinking of sewing up a JJ blouse for myself in such fabric with a built in singlet or similar so I w…