Saturday, March 17, 2018

ABOUT JEVDA , Work Life Atmosphere

This blog is also MY SHOP :

You can see ON THE RIGTH OF YOUR SCREEN, images.
Each model is titled THE SHOP  with a name.
Click on THE PHOTO , and you will be in the shop section.

My name is Jenny Eve .
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".
A part of my work is to create on vintage Japanese jackets Haori and Michiyuki from the first half of the 20th Century, to give to them another new life .

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 and high quality .
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 ......


Shawl / Stole
Piece Unique

I transformed the texture of this tie & dye up-cycled silk .
The crumple effect is due to the retraction of the metallic gold threads , crossing on all the silk .

Beautiful bright shades of blue turquoise , associated with a grey mouse color.

The thick braid is made with up-cycled silks .
It is hand-sewn on the shawl.

For information , I am a small girl ;)  1,59 cm / 5'2" .
For the photo session , I wear shoes 5" / 13 cm , to have a "standard" size !

Measurements :
Length shawl : 74" / 187 cm
Width shawl crumple approx : 20" / 50 cm
Length braid : 85"  / 216 cm + Length beaded tassels : 8" / 20cm

Closed by ribbons made with the grey crumple silk.

Can be worn on the head , as a hood.

Tassels are made with green glass beads hand crafted in India , old stock from 1980s/90s.
Tiny turquoise beads , From France , dated 1930s , used at this period to make Rosary.

Price : 310 USD ( approx 240 € ), Free worldwide shipping .
Special Price for my blog customers : 285 USD ( 220 € )
If you want to purchase it in Euros , it is possible , ask me.
Installment payment is possible , don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you :

If you are interested to purchase it immediately , you have to click on this title :
A new window will be open , you are in the shop section of the site.
Payment is thru Paypal , where ( if you don't have a Paypal account ) various methods of payment with bank / credit cards are proposed.
This payment thru Paypal is in USD .

Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent , even if I restore the fabrics before to use them .
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