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Split Sleeve Top

Added Jul 19, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I like to try new patterns, and thought this was very nice and fun :) I found this transparent net-chiffon in my stash and decided it would be perfect for this top. It is challenging with such fabric so I had to hand stitch around the neck and use small zig-zag around the sleeves and hem. I also used a thin rubberband in the hem because I thought it was a bit loose. I used french seams in the sides as suggested. I have used the same fabric for a dress earlier in another color: www.burdastyle.com/projects/smily-evening-dress

Material Notes





Garment Type
Casual, Beach

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    Sep 12, 2014, 09.48 AMby KamySole

    Very interesting shape pattern, must need very light material.. fits you well.

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      Sep 12, 2014, 08.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! Yeah, I made another one for my niece with satin fabric, but it’s better with lighter fabric.

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    Aug 18, 2014, 08.38 AMby tracey27

    Beautiful choice of fabric that top looks lovely. I’m about to make one of these tops and I saw you had already made one and was wondering if you could help clarify something. It tells me to draft the neck and tie band and on the cutting layout it shows 2 of this piece being cut out, do i need 2 or just the one 51 1/3 inch long piece for the neck and tie? I’m getting all confused by that part. Thanks for the help in advance!

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      Aug 18, 2014, 03.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank your for your kind comment Tracey! First you need a small one for the split, and a long one for the tie band and around the neck. Good luck! Looking forward to see yours! ps. I have already made another one. It’s a great pattern :)

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    Jul 31, 2014, 11.32 AMby Irina Schwab

    Gorgeous! This has just come up on my activity feed! I really wanted to see another finished project based on this pattern. How much fabric does it take? Also, I believe it is a very quick project once you cut the slippery fabric?!

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      Jul 31, 2014, 09.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Irina! Yeah, it’s a very easy project and I have already made another in satin, but I will prefer a very light fabric like net stretch which I have used for this one…

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    Jul 27, 2014, 08.48 PMby saxsilverain

    wow, that’s such a gorgeous top! and i am in love with your fabric choice… again! i think i would love going fabric shopping together with you! :D

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      Jul 28, 2014, 06.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot! Yeah, that would be Fun ☼ ♫ ;o)

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    Jul 25, 2014, 10.31 AMby nrobson

    Beautiful top Ellen, pretty fabric and style ;p

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      Jul 25, 2014, 06.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are always so sweet! Thanks my friend! :)

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    Jul 25, 2014, 05.39 AMby sunriseruby

    It is gorgeus!!!!

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    Jul 21, 2014, 12.51 PMby kat034

    Simple but classy and beautiful top, and you look gorgeous in it!

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      Jul 21, 2014, 09.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

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

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    Jul 21, 2014, 08.13 AMby libbysharf

    Very pretty, and you’ve just given me an idea what to do with all these chiffon laying around in my stash

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      Jul 21, 2014, 09.26 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Libbysharf! It is a fun pattern to sew :)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 08.52 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous Ellen, I have this on my list for holiday and I have a lovely chiffon as well . This looks fabulous on you. Lovely candles as well x

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      Jul 20, 2014, 09.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks dear Mary! It will be lovely in chiffon, and it’s fun to make :)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 08.31 PMby Luz Kettle

    What a great top! This caught my eye in the magazine. It looks lovely in you. Gorgeous fabric!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 09.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Luz! I’m sure you will love to make it too :))

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    Jul 20, 2014, 06.32 PMby slmnstyle

    Beautiful top! Looks like it would be in a pricey boutique! Nice job!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 06.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Stephanie! :-))

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    Jul 20, 2014, 05.42 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    Ellen – your top is fab BUT what I love almost always in your pictures is your authenticity and your radiance. It’s the sparkle in your eyes and your shine that tells me, you absolutely love your life :). I hope I’ll be the same when I’m in your age!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 06.34 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      What a lovely comment! I take it to my ♥ Thank you very much for all your lovely words! I appreciate it very much! :-))

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    Jul 20, 2014, 02.19 PMby liliv-1

    It’s awesome, exactly your style!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 04.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much dear Liliv! :-)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 02.04 PMby velvetribbon

    The top look so pretty and wearable, perfect for hot summer day :) I love the fabric too and I the whole outfit is so lovely :)

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      Jul 20, 2014, 04.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, that’s true, it’s perfect for hot summerdays :) We have been so lucky with the weather this summer, and I’m so Happy – Happy :-)) Thanks for your lovely comments dear friend!

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    Jul 20, 2014, 12.43 PMby Kasiorist

    oh! That’s nice fabric. It’s great to see such a lovely piece made from a simple pattern, even if on this occasion it required more work. Happy wearing!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 04.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments Kasiorist! I do love making special patterns, and this was a fun one :))

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    Jul 20, 2014, 10.47 AMby karina phillips

    I love your fabric choice for this top. I have an enormous stash of fabric, but am always buying more ‘cause I can’t help myself. I am about to make this top for my daughter and i hope it looks half as good as yours!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 04.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Karina! I think we have the same illness…! That’s my problem too :-)) I’m sure your daughter’s top will be lovely. You are a great seamstress!

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    Jul 20, 2014, 09.15 AMby caroleon

    Looks great on you Ellen

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      Jul 20, 2014, 04.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Caroleon! :)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 08.48 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I like this top too very much and I just enjoy when looking at you in it . It suits you very well both in style and pattern:-)))

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      Jul 20, 2014, 04.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      The fabric is very soft and light, so it’s perfect for hot summer days ☼ Thanks a lot for your kind comments Oksana! ;-)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 06.16 AMby schnui

    This top is fun and so cool looking. I love how you make Burda patterns look so real and beautiful.

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      Jul 20, 2014, 06.42 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments Marjorie! You are always so kind :-))

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    Jul 20, 2014, 05.24 AMby kabunta

    This is such a fun top for the summer. I like your version of it!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 06.41 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, I agree! I love your colorful version too :-)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 04.10 AMby Zsuzso

    What a fun top, love it !

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    Jul 20, 2014, 02.35 AMby rita61

    Awesome top for the summer! Looks so nice on you.

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      Jul 20, 2014, 06.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Rita! It’s very light and comfy :)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 01.16 AMby izbott

    I like it! Fun to use up material in your stash. This kind of material is nice for summer. You look wonderful!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 06.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Izayana! I do agree, it’s alway nice to use from your stash…! ;)

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