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Opposite Wrap Blouse

Added Aug 29, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I love this pattern and wanted to try sewing an opposite wrap blouse. I had to make some changes for the pattern, and decided to leave it a bit open in the back. For the front I have used satin and for the back I’ve used transparent knitted fabric, and the sleeves are from a shiny jersey fabric. I love colorful buttons and stones and thought these would be perfect for this garment :)

Material Notes

Satin and different jersey.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Rock
Knits/Jersey, Satin

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    Jan 16, 2018, 12.48 PMby Joanne Cresswell

    Beautiful job! I always look forward to seeing your interpretations- you are so creative – thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

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      Jan 18, 2018, 07.34 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Joanne! It makes me Happy to hear ;-))

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    Apr 7, 2015, 09.40 PMby loribee

    How creative! It’s gorgeous.

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      Apr 8, 2015, 08.13 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Loribee! I won the 3rd place in Button Lovers Contest with this :-)

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    Sep 24, 2014, 06.20 PMby GeorgieT74

    I love what you did with the that. Beautiful work!

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    Sep 13, 2014, 08.31 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Love the way you mixed different types of fabrics and how you embellished the front. You look great in it!

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      Sep 14, 2014, 11.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet :) Thank you very much Byanka!

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    Sep 12, 2014, 10.08 AMby KamySole

    This is so feminine, cute and chic… Bravo!

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      Sep 12, 2014, 08.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Love to hear that – Thanks a lot :)

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    Sep 1, 2014, 07.38 AMby kat034

    I love what you did there! It’s beautiful, and the button details make it so special!

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot sweet Kat! No limits with playing.. ;-)

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    Aug 31, 2014, 10.48 PMby Luz Kettle

    So much fun Ellen. Great blouse and lovely attention to detail. ;) xx

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      Sep 1, 2014, 03.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, I love playing with fabrics and buttons and… – Same as you my dear! ♥

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    Aug 31, 2014, 01.49 PMby Regan Mackenzie

    Wowow very cute Ellen. Love it. I would love to make a shiny black one of these. Must put that on my list!

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      Aug 31, 2014, 05.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Regan!
      Yeah, black would be nice as well :-)

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    Aug 31, 2014, 04.57 AMby kisses

    Lovely top Ellen…so like the back

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    Aug 30, 2014, 01.37 AMby izbott

    Oh my it’s so sparkly! What a great way to embellish the style. It’s great in the hotter wear because this bling is wearable! So do you affix the stones with a tool or special glue?

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      Aug 30, 2014, 02.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Isayana! I’m still a girl who loves sparkles…! ;-)
      These stones are hand sewn like buttons, only small holes at the side, so it will keep after washing – hopefully :)

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    Aug 30, 2014, 01.06 AMby Zsuzso

    What a lovely top ! Like the details a lot ! You are very talented !

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      Aug 30, 2014, 02.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s so sweet of you to say! :)
      Thanks a lot Zsuzsa!

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    Aug 29, 2014, 11.17 PMby Irina Schwab

    Pretty top. I love the idea!

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      Aug 30, 2014, 02.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Irina!
      ps. Have a look at the Gallery :-)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 10.02 PMby Mary Athey

    Love this Ellen, what you have done with this is fantastic. The top looks great and I’m loving the bling x

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      Aug 30, 2014, 02.34 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks sweet Mary! Then we are very alike – it makes it more special ;-)

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      Aug 30, 2014, 08.32 PMby Mary Athey

      I bought 2 big Bags of multi coloured and sized buttons recently from a craft shop. I thought about. Adding some to a top or bag? I also bought sew and glue on sequins from eBay. They’ll get used sometime lol. I can’t resist a bargain. Your top is totally fantastic Ellen and you wear it so well x

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      Aug 30, 2014, 09.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, that’s nice! – would have loved coming together and have a lot of FUN!! ;-))

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    Aug 29, 2014, 09.35 PMby rita61

    Nice and classy. Looks awesome on you. Great idea!

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      Aug 30, 2014, 02.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Rita! I was wearing it together with a black satin pants and then it was more dressy :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 09.12 PMby Tzai

    Love this, you’ve added your creative touch again!

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      Aug 30, 2014, 02.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank a lot Tzai!
      Yeah, that’s the Fun part with sewing :-)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 07.16 PMby saxsilverain

    Ellen, i was just going to try the same thing! :D LOL, great minds think alike. ;) now you’ve proven that it can be done! and my, what a great result! bravo you!

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      Aug 29, 2014, 07.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Wow – that’s Fun!! Love to hear that! :-) Thanks a lot dear friend! You are so clever! :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 07.15 PMby libra-s

    How lovely!!! Well done!

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    Aug 29, 2014, 07.14 PMby ruthiesews

    Wonderful mix of fabrics, with an added plus of color and a clever touch of sparkle. Fabulous job, Ellen !

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      Aug 29, 2014, 07.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Ruth! Sparkles are always nice :-)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 06.52 PMby thewallinna

    So cool, Ellen! You never lack ideas :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 04.47 PMby MegH

    Ohhh what a GREAT idea! I love this.

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    Aug 29, 2014, 03.07 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very nice and creative: so many great ideas are used here. Just beautiful, Ellen.

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      Aug 29, 2014, 05.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thanks a lot dear Oksana! You are always cheering me up ;-)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 03.01 PMby lejditea

    the blouse looks great! love how you mixed three different white fabrics and colorful details :) I also like this pattern, and now I would like to make both versions :)

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      Aug 29, 2014, 05.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Tea! – and thank you for favoring my project! :-)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 02.49 PMby camelia db

    Love it Ellen, great choices as always in pattern/fabric.

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      Aug 29, 2014, 05.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much dear Camelia! ;-)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 11.48 AMby cchristie

    Loving the great mix of textures, especially the semi transparent jersey at the back. Great project!

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      Aug 29, 2014, 02.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Christie! :)

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    Aug 29, 2014, 10.29 AMby liliv-1

    It’s a perfect combination of fabrics and I like the details you added!

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