Monday, February 27, 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" M ) 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 47 .
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 ---->>>


Collar Necklace
Piece Unique

Cotton printed Chinese porcelain
I embroidered on the central medallion tiny wood beads in blue purple shades , and black wood beads : all they are very old , from 1930s . They were used to make Rosary . They come from France.

The very long fringes are made with the same beads , and I added 3 ceramic beads , made by a French ceramist .

This necklace is comfortable to wear : between the front and the lining , i use felt , to give its shape and thickness .
These 2 parts are hand-sewn together.

I also used this Chinese porcelain fabric for the lining .

Front with tassels : 26 inch // 66 cm
From the neck to the tassel bottom : 32.5 inch // 83 cm
Length fringes : 18 inch to 20 inch // 46 cm to 51 cm

Price 260 USD + worldwide registered shipping with tracking number 18 USD
INSTALLMENT PAYMENT / LAYAWAY are possible , don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you :

Work In Progress : 

Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries , condition , maybe apparent.
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials.
Colors and light may vary depending on your screen.

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

Thank you for your visit and interest in my work.

Jenny Eve