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Retro Wrap Blouse

Added Jul 23, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This blouse is sewn from pattern #134 Burda 05/2014. I just had to try this pattern because I found it very interesting and fun. I decided to use light cotton voile instead of pique as in the Magazine, and I think it was a good choice :)

Material Notes

Cotton voile.




Garment Type

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    Jul 31, 2014, 07.09 PMby vicky dobson

    Thanks ellen for your message about a ‘jack’ – the penny has finally dropped! I shall show you a picture when it’s done – if its presentable!

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      Jul 31, 2014, 09.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, I will love to see it, and I’m sure it’s nice!

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    Jul 29, 2014, 09.04 PMby vicky dobson

    Hi Ellen. well done on finishing this blouse. it looks lovely. I’m half way through the same top which i’m making with liquid satin (I think that’s what its called). I’m really stuck on the very severe concave curves that need hemming (in middle of front edges). just can’t work it out. how did you do it? any tips? it’s driving me crazy!

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      Jul 30, 2014, 08.00 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Vicky, liquid satin seems wonderful! I think I understand what you mean, and I did iron a small piece of vliseline and cut a little jack, so then it’s easier to make it looks nice. I hope that helps… Good luck and I’m looking forward to see your project! :)

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    Jul 29, 2014, 11.46 AMby nrobson

    this is lovely and different! xx

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, it is very originale :) Thank a lot my friend!

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    Jul 29, 2014, 12.16 AMby izbott

    Oh Ellen, its so lady like. Its perfect for summer time. You look elegant but casual.

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      Jul 29, 2014, 06.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s very sweet of you to say :) Thank you very much dear Izayana!

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    Jul 27, 2014, 08.51 PMby saxsilverain

    yes, Ellen, i agree with you with the voile instead of pique. i wasn’t convinced when i saw the image in the magazine, but seeing your blouse, i am sold! very nicely done, dear!

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      Jul 28, 2014, 06.59 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Love to hear that! ;) Thanks a lot for your nice words! :))

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    Jul 26, 2014, 04.35 PMby neveenkarnes

    i am i love with it… love the style and great choice of the fabric and color…. you look great!!! well done

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      Jul 26, 2014, 08.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much for your lovely comments! – and thank you for favroing my blouse! :)

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    Jul 25, 2014, 12.04 PMby loulourosa

    it looks very nice in this fabric, well done!

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      Jul 25, 2014, 06.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Loulourosa! :)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 09.45 PMby Luz Kettle

    Lovely blouse Ellen. You look really lovely,

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      Jul 25, 2014, 06.32 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind Luz – Thank you very, very much! ;-)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 01.05 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely Ellen. What a fab blouse. You have styled it perfectly and you look great x

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      Jul 24, 2014, 02.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Mary! :))

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    Jul 24, 2014, 10.50 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    White always looks smart and attracts attention, nice blouse and combines well with the skirt. You have light and lovely look :-)

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      Jul 24, 2014, 02.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, I think white is nice for summer ;) Thank you very much for your kind comments my friend! :)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 09.45 AMby Antonia Mandić

    thats lovely!

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      Jul 24, 2014, 02.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Antonia! ;)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 08.21 AMby kat034

    Beautiful blouse! I love the retro style and your fabric is very nice!

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    Jul 24, 2014, 07.08 AMby rita61

    Great top; awesome choice of fabric and colour. Your outfit is so nice !

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      Jul 24, 2014, 09.18 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so kind Rita! Thank you very, very much! :)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 02.25 AMby izbott

    I like the blouse & you selection of fabric is perfect for summer!

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      Jul 24, 2014, 06.18 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Izayana! :-)

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    Jul 23, 2014, 08.26 PMby schnui

    Beautiful Ellen.

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    Jul 23, 2014, 06.21 PMby b. boop

    so lovely in white!

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    Jul 23, 2014, 03.38 PMby velvetribbon

    I love it and I think your fabric is perfect. You look great in your pretty top, Ellen! :)

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      Jul 23, 2014, 08.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments Hana! :)

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    Jul 23, 2014, 02.46 PMby cur-jargon

    Ellen! Well done! Love the idea of doing this in a more sheer fabric as well as the button detail in the back. So cute and modern take on this vintage classic.

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      Jul 23, 2014, 03.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Cur-Jargon! :)

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    Jul 23, 2014, 01.41 PMby liliv-1

    very interesting pattern and I love your white version! I have to try this too!

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      Jul 23, 2014, 03.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Liliv! Yeah, I think you have to try it, it’s easy and fun :)

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    Jul 23, 2014, 01.26 PMby Zsuzso

    Very pretty blouse, look fabulous .

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    Jul 23, 2014, 12.33 PMby kisses

    Nice top and I like the fabric. White is such a good choice

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      Jul 23, 2014, 03.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Kisses! I agree – and white is definitely nice for summer :)

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    Jul 23, 2014, 10.03 AMby Irina Schwab

    I love this top. Retro, however timeless. I am looking at making a few white tops to go with the suits at work. Yours is just lovely and you look so youthful and beautiful in it!

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      Jul 23, 2014, 03.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Irina for you kind and lovely comments! :)

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