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Orange Top :)

Added Oct 8, 2013

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I wanted to have a fluffy top for my holiday and chose pattern #122 from Burda 04/2009. I have used crepe chiffon and decided to use a double layer at the upper part so it’s not transparent. The split in front was a bit too long so I made two loops and buttons so I can use it without a tank top underneath. It’s very comfortable to wear and I’m really happy how it turned out :)

Material Notes

Crepe chiffon




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Oct 14, 2013, 01.54 PMby nrobson

    its lovely x

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    Oct 11, 2013, 06.50 AMby janene

    Such a striking top. Amazing fabric!

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    Oct 10, 2013, 06.29 AMby Mary Athey

    Hola ellen, the top’s gorgeous and you styled it perfectly with the jeans. You look fabulous in your photos x

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      Oct 13, 2013, 04.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so sweet of you to say Mary – Thank you very much! :))

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    Oct 10, 2013, 02.13 AMby ronnielee

    Great outfit Ellen, love how you styled it! Love orange..

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      Oct 13, 2013, 04.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Ronnie! I’ve seen all your nice projects and you are very good with color too ;-))

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    Oct 9, 2013, 09.37 PMby trploceanmoon

    Pretty!! I love orange!

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    Oct 9, 2013, 08.56 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Lovely top and the colour is just right for holidays :))))

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      Oct 13, 2013, 04.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much – and yeah it’s true ;-))

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    Oct 9, 2013, 04.45 PMby rita61

    Great colour on you; nice top. Love the button idea! Enjoy your holiday; the warm sun sure felt great!

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      Oct 9, 2013, 05.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Rita! It will be nice :)

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    Oct 9, 2013, 01.52 PMby velvetribbon

    Very pretty top! I do love the orange color too. You chose the right fabric for it and the idea of adding the loops and buttons to cover the neck split is really smart. I will borrow your idea some day:) P.S. You look great on this top :-)

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      Oct 9, 2013, 02.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you sweet Hana – that’s nice to hear :) It’s very comfy to wear as well ;) Cheers!

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    Oct 9, 2013, 08.21 AMby Carien Dolittle

    I have a likewise fabric, chiffon like, also with a bold pattern. This gives me inspiration about what pattern to choose! It lookes lovely on you :)

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      Oct 9, 2013, 10.10 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s sweet of you to say – I hope you will be happy with your choice ;)

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    Oct 9, 2013, 07.57 AMby thewallinna

    I love how you use colours and prints! This top is a spot on: it looks so beautiful on you! But, hey, not only you can use this outfit for your holiday but also for the Queen’s Day :)

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      Oct 9, 2013, 10.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! Yeah, that’s true – haven’t thought about that… Ha-ha ;-)

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    Oct 9, 2013, 07.42 AMby bethmaryharley

    Lovely top and it’s such a great print too! I hope you have a lovely holiday! :-)

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      Oct 9, 2013, 07.49 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much Beth! It will be nice with some warm and sunny days :)

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    Oct 9, 2013, 07.00 AMby liliv-1

    Very pretty, orange is perfect on you!

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      Oct 9, 2013, 07.46 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Liliv! That is definitely my favorite color ;)

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    Oct 8, 2013, 10.43 PMby schnui

    Ellen, this top is so lovely and looks so bright and vibrant on you. You are going to be the best dressed lady on your holiday island. I have this pattern ready to make the dress version with more fabric from the Delhi Store and I am so glad to read your method for making the V neck a little more modest. I won’t be wanting to wear a tank under my dress, so I will add some loops and buttons as you have done.

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      Oct 9, 2013, 07.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so sweet Schnui – thank you very much. I’m looking forward to see your dress – and I’m sure that your Delhi fabric is just fabulous as the other! Nice to hear that you like my loops ;)

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    Oct 8, 2013, 07.09 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I surely miss summer. And want it back much more when I look at your bright top made in such a great colour. It really makes and keeps a holiday mood…. Happy you!!!

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      Oct 8, 2013, 07.34 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yes, I’m looking forward to some nice and sunny days in Tenerife – but first we are going to Rome in a wedding for my girlfriend – Happy me ;)

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    Oct 8, 2013, 06.28 PMby cris orange

    nice colour!

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    Oct 8, 2013, 06.11 PMby Kocotte

    very nice, I like orange color.

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