Thursday, March 23, 2017

ABOUT JEVDA , Work Life Atmosphere

My name is Jenny Eve .
I'm French and my English language is …. not very good ;)
For this reason , my presentation will be short.

I'm an independent  Textile Artisan , Couturier .

I have my own style, my character, I don't make garments "fashionable", I prefer to think "timeless"

All garments and accessories are made and photographed by me .
Most of them are hand-stitched, hand-embroidered, without mechanical sewing, because I don't like using the sewing machine so much, but sometimes it is necessary.

I think the hand-sewing is more decorative. It takes much longer time, but the result is delicate, with soul. To sew by hand is a tactile meeting between me, the textures and my creations. It can be as a sort of meditation too, the mind travels, the work grows slowly with maturity during its process.

I admire the hand made work by generations of women
which preceded us ,
I love the poetry and the imperfections found in this work.
I continue this tradition.

I love beautiful old materials ,when they were handmade ,
From vintage ethnic treasuries to finest and precious antique lace.

They inspire me , I collect and use them in my creations .
To create new garments and accessories with old materials,
is to give them a second ,
a new and different life,
to bring them out of oblivion.
And it is a way to recycle , which is something important !

Silks embroidered, velvets, organzas, beads, ornaments ....... all had previous life 
before coming to my hands.
They have the beautiful quality and patina from the past, 
precious value that we don't find in the mass produced new materials.

I'm passionate by the ethnic costume history in all the world ,
I collect books , fabrics , garments ,
my life atmosphere is full of them ,
I live "in and with" them all the time and they are source of inspiration.

" Art and Beauty make our existences bearable"
I built a cocoon work life atmosphere around me ,
to be able to create for my kind customers all around the world garments and accessories, trying to share with them some dreams coming from my head , made with my hands and ... with my heart.

With humor , I play to be model in my creations show that a small woman like me
( I'm 1,59 cm / 5'2" ) can wear my garments.
I absolutely don't create for gigantic top models wearing xxs sizes because they are not the reality!
And i'm not 16 years old either , but 48 .
I try to create garments for all sorts of bodies .

Don't be shy, express yourself with fantasy , it is good for the mood.

Thank you for your visit and interest.
For any request concerning my work , please contact me at :

Jenny Eve / Jevda


This post is my presentation , it is on the first page all the time, don't be surprised to see it at each visit ......
You can purchase my creations in : THE SHOP , on the top right ---->>>


Long Silk Coat
Piece Unique.

Hand-sewn , Hand-beaded

Vintage Haori Jacket in silk , shades of grey indigo and burgundy ,  pattern autumn leaves & silk Ito-maki ( bobbin thread ) motif.
It is a very old piece , from 1920s , transformed in a long coat with an up-cycled Indian silk , tie & dye ( Patola ) . I textured this silk to have a crumple aspect .

2 longs beaded pendants , from the neckline , can be knotted on the front , to close the coat.

I created a new neckline . 
As you can see on the pictures the original neckline is at present on the back.

The silk is wrinkled and beaded with vintage rosary beads in yellow glass from 1930s.

The original Haori is covered by 113 silk mosaics .
This mosaics are made with vintage and up-cycled Indian silk .
They are hand-sewn .
Between them , vintage yellow glass beads are embroidered.

The new neckline is a stripe in silk , who is finished by 2 longs beads pendants , made with different vintage beads , all from rosary , in glass , in wood , from the 1930s / 1940s + some lampwork glass beads from India.

The Ito-maki motif ( bobbin thread ) and the Indian Patola silk ( tie & dye )

Length approx 54" // 137 cm
From sleeve to sleeve : 49 inch // 124 cm
Width : 44.5 inch // 113 cm
Size S/M

For information , I am a "petite size" ( 5'2" // 1m59 ) , wearing a small FR 36 // US petite size S / 4 .
For the photos, I wore shoes who made me taller :3 inch // 7 cm heels

Price 850 USD + worldwide shipping international parcel 50 USD
Installment payments are possible, don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you

Work In Progress :

Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent .
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials and craft method of dyeing.

Thank you for your visit and interest in my work

Jenny Eve