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Linen Jacket with topstitches

Added Oct 24, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






The jacket is based on a pattern #M1107 from a German magazine “My Image” 02/2011. This was a challenge for me – as well as the skirt, but I did like to make it :) I have used light grey linen with red top stitches as the skirt.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Nov 1, 2013, 04.39 PMby barmaglot

    Great job! I can’t even dream to make anything with topstitching.. Both jacket and skirt suit you perfectly!

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      Nov 1, 2013, 05.57 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That so kind of you to say – thank you very, very much! :)

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    Oct 29, 2013, 07.52 AMby bethmaryharley

    So pretty, Ellen! You are so fast, I can’t keep up with the comments! This looks like a lovely sunny holiday outfit indeed – the top looks beautiful with the linen!

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      Oct 29, 2013, 10.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks dear Beth! I still have a lot of holiday project I wanna share, but something has happend on BurdaStyle – the colors of the upload photos are too dark… Have a nice day or evening :)

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    Oct 27, 2013, 03.59 PMby Kocotte

    great job, congratulations.

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    Oct 26, 2013, 03.42 AMby Zsuzso

    Very cool outfit, love the top stitching you did an awesome job. Have you tried to double up the top threads ? I use a top stitching needle with 2 regular threads. Just make sure the spools twirl opposite direction, one clock wise the other counter clockwise. You can use 3 different colored threads in one needle as well. I haven’t tried that yet.

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      Oct 26, 2013, 08.19 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Zsuzso for good advice! I will for sure try this out – it must be much easier than the way I did… I have tried with thicker thread, but often it’s not so easy to handle.. Thank you once again ;-)

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    Oct 25, 2013, 11.51 PMby Debbie Alli

    Such a gorgeous outfit – your clothes are always so full of style and so beautifully made!

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      Oct 26, 2013, 08.12 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Dear Debbie, thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate it very much! I had a tour in your studio and you have made many lovely garments too! :)

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      Oct 26, 2013, 10.54 AMby Debbie Alli

      Hi Ellen, You’re welcome – and thank you :) That’s lovely of you to say

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    Oct 25, 2013, 11.25 AMby Rikamekko

    You have really good taste in clothes : ) Very nice made jacket!

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    Oct 24, 2013, 10.26 PMby schnui

    Great jacket Ellen and like everything you sew, it is beautifully made. The top-stitching is perfect.

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      Oct 25, 2013, 09.34 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so sweet of you to say schnui – I apprecialte all your kind commets very much :-)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 08.13 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Great work done, suits your character, appearance and perfect for your figure:-) It’s an enjoyment to see you in this outfit, the pattern was made as if for you personally:-)

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      Oct 25, 2013, 09.32 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      These are Big words, but I appreciate all your nice comments Oksana! Cheers from Tenerife ;-)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 08.12 PMby liliv-1

    It’s so pretty! I love the topstiching and the buttons and the collar! Terrific!

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      Oct 25, 2013, 09.28 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Liliv! :-)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 06.03 PMby Mary Athey

    This is just gorgeous ellen, all three pieces arebeautiful. I love your topstitching its so precise and neat. Lovely job x

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      Oct 25, 2013, 09.27 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot! It takes time with topstitching, but it’s worth the effort :)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 04.56 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Great suit and good choice of colours.

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      Oct 24, 2013, 05.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sarahsdaughter! I do like linen very much and it’s easy to use for such garments :)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 04.16 PMby rita61

    Great outfit on you; fit is perfect. I agree that top stitching takes a long time, but the results are worth it!

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      Oct 24, 2013, 05.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear :) thank you so much Rita – and the effort are worth it – yes :)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 03.11 PMby velvetribbon

    Well, this jacket is just beautiful :) Love the red top stitching and those buttons are so cute.

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      Oct 24, 2013, 03.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much! I do like this outfit very much too ;)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 01.15 PMby mao14

    Very nice suit. Must have been a lot of work with all that topstitching.

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      Oct 24, 2013, 02.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! I can tell it took a while because I didn’t have so thick thread, so I used the seam on the machine that moves back and forward, so it was like three times on the same stitches :)

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    Oct 24, 2013, 10.41 AMby Bbtiny

    wow, you are so busy sewing! Incredible! I like the jacket and it suites you very well!

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      Oct 24, 2013, 02.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Bbtiny for your nice comments ;)

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