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Split Sleeve Dolman Top

Added Sep 12, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I love to try sewing new patterns and this top was a bit challenging. The fabric was not so easy to handle on the shoulders.. I have used pattern #133 Burda 06/2012. I bought this Burda magazine in Poland so it was not so easy to read the instruction for me…, but I did manage in the end and I’m really happy with this top :-)

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear

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    Dec 10, 2013, 07.04 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    wow, you look fantastic Ellen. all my favourite colours together. looks so comfortable. Thinking of making this in a silk satin chiffon, usually can pick up at emmaonesock, she has the best of the best silks, but much cheaper than you would think!

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      Dec 10, 2013, 02.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank very much for nice comments :) With your taste of fabric, I’m sure you will find a delicate and lovely silk fabric to make this top :) I did shop at the website you mention yesterday, so I’m looking forward to receive the package! Ji-Ha :-))

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    Dec 6, 2013, 03.45 PMby kirstenlarsen62

    cute! thanks for sharing. It looks great on you – I am thinking about doing it in an Italian men’s shirting fabric – check !

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      Dec 6, 2013, 07.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Very interesting! I’m looking forward to see it :-))

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    Oct 29, 2013, 06.38 PMby rita61

    Nice top! Looks so comfortable! (I must have missed this while I was away) If you ever need instructions in English, send me an email, and if I have the issue, I’ll type out the instructions for you.

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      Oct 29, 2013, 10.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so Kind Rita – I really appreciate that! I often buy magazine when we are travelling because it’s not so easy to find in my local shops (we are living on the countryside..) I will keep that in mind – Thank you very, very much! :-) Hugs!

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    Sep 14, 2013, 09.52 PMby steffania

    You look gorgeous with this blouse! The pattern is really classy, you’ve used just the perfect fabric to value it.

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      Sep 15, 2013, 06.00 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so kind of you to say! Thank you very, very much Steffania! :)

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    Sep 14, 2013, 02.31 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful top, Ellen! I would never pay attention to this pattern but your interpretation is so lovely, made with great taste, can’t stop admiring you in it: you look charmimg, cheerful and very beautiful. I like your project very very very much!!!

    By the way, I had a period when used Polish issues, too. I subscribed the magazine one year and in Polish it was much cheaper than in Russian but it wasn’t a problem for me because Polish and Ukrainian have something in common.

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      Sep 14, 2013, 04.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you, thank you very, very much Oksana! That’s too much nice words for me….! I’m glad you like it :-)
      Since we have a factory in Poland I’m travelling to Koszalin several times a year and therefore it’s easy for me to buy Burda magazine when I’m there. Lucky you who can understand Polish.. :)

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      Sep 15, 2013, 10.55 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Just when reading the things connecting with needlecraft because mostly I know what to do:-)))

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    Sep 13, 2013, 03.55 PMby melodym

    Oh my goodness that print is divine! I am a fan of the animal prints that pop. Another beautiful blouse, you overcame the fabric handling challenges magnificently.

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      Sep 13, 2013, 04.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Melody! I do love it too and it makes me happy to wear it :-)

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    Sep 13, 2013, 03.21 PMby velvetribbon

    Hi Ellen! Another lovely top and very stylist too. I really like it:)

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      Sep 13, 2013, 04.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Hana! I’ve been following you on FB and your skirt you added today is very nice as well! :) Enjoy the weekend!

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      Sep 14, 2013, 12.36 AMby velvetribbon

      Thank you so much Ellen for following my FB page. I am trying to publish my skirt here but something went wrong yesterday.
      Enjoy your weekend too!

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    Sep 13, 2013, 12.05 PMby sophie11

    Looks really great! I bought some fabric last weekend to make it so hope mine turns out as well!

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      Sep 13, 2013, 01.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot! I’m sure your top will be great :-)

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    Sep 13, 2013, 08.15 AMby liliv-1

    Gorgeous fabric and lovely print as always!! Love the top!

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      Sep 13, 2013, 01.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Liliv! The pattern was nicer than I thought it would be, so I love it too ;)

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    Sep 13, 2013, 05.43 AMby bethmaryharley

    Another lovely top! Is this silk? I really really must try it! :-)

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      Sep 13, 2013, 05.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yes, you would love that too! This is not silk, but maybe I will try one of the fabric I bought sewing a similar.. :) Cheers and enjoy the weeked!

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      Sep 13, 2013, 05.53 AMby bethmaryharley

      Ha ha! You should! I bet it would work really well in silk with the drape. Happy weekend to you too! :-)

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    Sep 13, 2013, 04.15 AMby slmnstyle

    Great looking top! I like this pattern from this collection. Glad you made it :)

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      Sep 13, 2013, 05.56 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! It’s always fun to try new patterns :-) that’s also the fun with sewing your own clothes, because no one has the same outfit as you…

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    Sep 13, 2013, 12.12 AMby schnui

    This is a lovely top and the fabric is so nice. You really are great at trying all the different styles that I simply overlook. You are very good at using the Polish version too. I have been given 3 gorgeous Patrones magazines and have used Google translate and I cannot make sense of some of the instructions. I end up laughing as the translation is so funny.

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      Sep 13, 2013, 05.52 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s really true, and special the Spanish is not so easy..! but it’s funny and I don’t give up! Thank you very much for your nice comments!

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    Sep 12, 2013, 06.58 PMby Mary Athey

    It’s gorgeous on you and the fabric’s fab. I had to laugh when i read about you buying this burda issue in poland!! the polish burdas where how i started sewing again. I was working alongside a young polish girl and of course we got chatting. We both shared a love of sewing and i said i wish i could still buy the magazines i used to get in the 80’s (i can’t remember the magazine name) where you traced out the patterns, she mentioned burda then brought me in a pile of hers. It took me a while and quite a bit of translating plus sore heads but i traced my first pattern then i started buying my.own and the rest is history lol. I buy patrones when i’m in spain as well x

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      Sep 12, 2013, 07.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That fun to hear :-) Then you have more experience than me.. I buy sewing magazines wherever I’m travelling too, so I have to use google translate to understand the instruction some times.. :)

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      Sep 12, 2013, 07.33 PMby Mary Athey

      We’re very alike with the magazines ellen. I can’t resist sewing mags and i have polish german italian and spanish now lol x

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    Sep 12, 2013, 06.34 PMby Bbtiny

    I like it a lot. I like these loose patterns and it fits you perfectly!

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      Sep 12, 2013, 07.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Bbtiny!! :-)

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