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Knotted Top with Appliqued Butterflies and Blouse

Added Aug 3, 2016

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I was curious about this pattern, and I knew I had to find a fabric with two good sides. It was recommended cotton jersey, but I chose to use stretch satin. I also appliqued some butterflies since I’m a butterfly-Lover :) I like how it turned out and the style is great.
The other blouse is based on pattern from Burda Easy F/S 2016. I have used transparent cotton fabric, but it was not necessary with lining. You can were it off-shoulders, but I prefer it the other way :)

More pics on Ellen’s Sewing Passion

Material Notes

Stretch satin and transparent cotton.




Garment Type

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    Sep 1, 2016, 10.05 PMby EdieWalicki

    A very lovely blouse. I like your interpretation with choice of fabric and applique.

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      Sep 2, 2016, 09.26 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      So nice to hear :-) Thank you very much Edie!

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    Aug 16, 2016, 06.05 PMby kisses

    Cool and cute

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    Aug 13, 2016, 02.32 PMby RedBelka

    Beautiful tops! I especially like the cotton blouse.

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    Aug 11, 2016, 03.30 AMby rita61

    Both blouses are great. Nice butterflies, and nice colours in the print top.

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      Aug 11, 2016, 02.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank dear Rita! yeah, it’s perfect for summer.. :)

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    Aug 10, 2016, 02.25 AMby gtangel


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    Aug 9, 2016, 03.08 PMby alice9163

    Very pretty indeed. I really like the cotton one

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    • El_large

      Aug 10, 2016, 09.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Alice! That’s nice to hear :)

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    Aug 9, 2016, 08.03 AMby miinkaa

    Nice top. I’m curious about the pattern too, especially because it looks like an easy and quick project which is what I need these days. I like your blog site.

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    • El_large

      Aug 9, 2016, 01.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m sure you gonna like this pattern :) Thanks for your kind words!

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    Aug 7, 2016, 06.30 AMby TeenyUK

    Yes, very pretty and feminine, Ellen.

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    Aug 6, 2016, 08.39 PMby SueMH

    Both tops are gorgeous Ellen, but love the white one very much,!

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    Aug 6, 2016, 05.47 PMby Nedoux

    A very cute and lady -like blouse. I like the butterflies.

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    Aug 6, 2016, 03.49 AMby Kasiorist

    Fantastic blouse Ellen, I admire your courage with new fabric use

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      Aug 6, 2016, 08.52 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Kasiorist! I love challenges :-)

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    Aug 6, 2016, 12.55 AMby Eli Cat

    What a cute top! It looks gorgeous:)))

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    Aug 5, 2016, 10.51 PMby MBarryKerry

    Love it!! I’m making it this weekend so I’ll post mine as soon as I’m finished. It’s great to see the patterns sewn up. ☺️☺️

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    • El_large

      Aug 6, 2016, 08.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s great! Love to see your version :)

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    Aug 5, 2016, 08.29 PMby MegH

    This is so pretty Ellen!

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    Aug 5, 2016, 11.28 AMby lisascarolina

    This pattern caught my eye too and I absolutely love your top! The butterflies are a pretty whimsical touch against the white satin. :)

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    • El_large

      Aug 5, 2016, 08.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for your lovely words Lisa! :)

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    Aug 5, 2016, 07.32 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Although the tops/blouses are different in style they look very pretty and romantic. I like the “butterfly” one very much and as always am very glad to see this pattern ready:-)

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      Aug 5, 2016, 08.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot my friend! It makes me happy to hear :-)

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    Aug 4, 2016, 12.11 PMby SurMesure

    Both are great tops! Very summery with the butterflies ;-)

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      Aug 5, 2016, 06.31 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much SurMesure! :-)

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    Aug 4, 2016, 09.05 AMby Paola Setolier

    I really love your version of that knotted blouse, I am wondering if it could work with a non-stretch fabric…

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      Aug 5, 2016, 06.31 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Paola! I’m sure you can make this in non-stretch fabric, but you have to measure the bottom to get it correct to your size or you can just make a normal hem.

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    Aug 4, 2016, 05.20 AMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful blouse Ellen and the applique butterflies are lovely on it x

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    Aug 4, 2016, 03.06 AMby sewing fanatic

    looks like a very lovely sailor-style neckline my friend X

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      Aug 4, 2016, 06.15 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, you’re right.. Thanks honey!

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    Aug 3, 2016, 04.14 PMby Maria Hayek

    Ser veldig bra ut! Jeg liker dette mønsteret også :)

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      Aug 4, 2016, 06.15 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Tusen takk! Så kjekt å høre :)

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