Gallery: Sewing Projects by Jen Brass Jenkins


December 2012
Bridal gown and matching cape; read about the fitting and sewing process

Outstanding characteristics: Fitted dress with minimal seams for a full figure; matching fur-lined cape with silver-lined hood

March 2011
Skirt for opening of Elixir of Love (for me!); see the full post of the process and making

Modeling the Skirt
Outstanding characteristics: Asymmetrical hemline with 5 ruffles

December 2011
Dress for the fabulous sister as Christmas present; her pattern pick (quite lovely)

Sleek shift dress with exposed zipper
Outstanding characteristics: Exposed zipper center back and gathers at right front side


April 2012
Waistcoat for a dapper friend

Men's Waistcoat

Outstanding characteristics: Welt pockets, contrasting collar, and back lacing detail (not pictured)

February 2012
Tailored coat prepped for first fitting
Tailored Duster
Outstanding characteristics: Long duster length and flap pockets with inside welt detail


Oct 2012
Jane Austen-era bonnet for a friend

Outstanding characteristics: Early 1800s hat structure with gathers along the brim

October 2010
Vintage dress for production of Clue at Rodger's Memorial Theater

Black Dress, Upper Shot

Black Dress Long Shot

Outstanding characteristics: Vintage cut with gathering in a v-shape over the from waist