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Bustier Top with Cap Sleeves

Added Dec 13, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This top is made of net jersey which I bought at Since it’s rather transparent I made it of dobble layer with black lightweight jersey, so each pcs I lined first before sewing it together. The upper part I have also lined with crocodile jersey, so it’s very comfy to wear. I did sew stitches on the inside around the neck and the cap sleeves. I had to use zipper in the left side and for the hem I had to use vliseline to make it more steady. It’s based on pattern #102 Burda 02/2011. I think it’s really nice to wear it toghether with a black skirt :)

Material Notes

Net jersey and black crocodile jersey for lining.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Dec 20, 2013, 09.21 PMby schnui

    You have chosen another one of my favourite patterns and again, the fabric you have used makes this so lovely.

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      Dec 20, 2013, 10.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I agree – this pattern is great and I do like it for a dress as well :) for this fabric I think a top was nicest :) Cheers my friend!

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    Dec 16, 2013, 02.57 PMby kisses

    Lovely print and top Ellen….looking gorgeous

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    Dec 16, 2013, 03.30 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    Love this colour on you. The green just pops. Love the top! I will give this pattern a try. Really like the side splits too. I have some similar fabric from fabricmartfabrics :) and will try this a little longer for me. thanks Ellen, love all your posts.

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      Dec 16, 2013, 11.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear Regan – I will love to see yours and I agree it’s a little short to wear for a par of trousers, so if I would make another one I also prefer it 5cm longer :)

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    Dec 16, 2013, 03.06 AMby izbott

    Oh, what nice colours. I like the idea if a double layer. It very nice for the holidays. What good piece to make. It looks good with the skirt. Good idea for travel wear! Your ready for fiesta now!

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      Dec 16, 2013, 10.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for nice comments :) Great idea for travelling too – thanks! Yeah, I’m ready for fieste very soon…. ;-))

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    Dec 15, 2013, 04.20 PMby Kocotte

    very nice top, it is the dolce vita model that I like very much.

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      Dec 15, 2013, 08.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Cocotte – it’s wearable for any occasions :)

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    Dec 15, 2013, 11.54 AMby thewallinna

    Simple yet so elegant! And you can easily dress it up or down depending on the situation. Projects like this are my favorites :)

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      Dec 15, 2013, 08.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, that’s for sure, but then I need a higher waist for the jeans.. ;-)

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    Dec 15, 2013, 10.08 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Very versatile top it looks very nice..:)

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    Dec 15, 2013, 08.21 AMby nrobson

    nice job :)

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    Dec 14, 2013, 07.34 PMby saxsilverain

    oh, gorgeous fabric(s), gorgeous top, and gorgeous you! :) love the “surprise” crocodile pattern on the inside, a great idea indeed!

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      Dec 15, 2013, 08.20 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your kind comments saxsilverain :-)

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    Dec 14, 2013, 06.16 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I must confess that when I see somebody wearing the things I’d love to make myself, I always feel happy because nobody knows when it’s possible to make all those clothes we like and our dream is realised by somebody else!:-)) You look great, Ellen, great fabric, great combination of green hues and black. Very smarty!!!

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      Dec 15, 2013, 08.17 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear Oksana ;) and I agree – I feel the same because there is always limited of time for sewing even if I would love to sew more..Thanks for your lovely comments ;-)

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    Dec 14, 2013, 09.23 AMby liliv-1

    I like it very much Hellen, this neckline is very flattering on you!

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      Dec 14, 2013, 02.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Liliv! I like this style a lot! :)

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    Dec 14, 2013, 08.50 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you ellen you look so elegant!!. Did you make the skirt as well?? x

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      Dec 14, 2013, 02.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you sweet Mary :) No I did’nt make the skirt this time..

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    Dec 14, 2013, 01.50 AMby rita61

    You look gorgeous! What a great top for the holidays.

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      Dec 14, 2013, 08.31 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Rita! I was wearing it for X-mas party last Friday.. :)

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