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Top and Trousers

Added Feb 9, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I wanted to try a new technic for this top. I put a bit of yellow jersey fabric underneath the front and I stitched around like a flower. Afterword’s I cut the wholes for the flower, so the edges are raw. I also made a ruffles and sewn it like a spiral for decoration :) On the back I’ve made a whole as in the pattern #115 Burda 06/2009 and also made a decoration with a ruffle around. If you like, you can see my earlier top
For the trousers I have used pattern #102 Burda 07/2011. It’s a very cozy and comfortable trouser to wear for holiday or at home ;)

Material Notes

Rib jersey for the top and denim jersey for the trousers.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Feb 22, 2014, 09.23 PMby Jelena Mitic

    I really love the way you can make simple things unique and give them a personal touch :)

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      Feb 22, 2014, 10.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Jelena – that’s really nice to hear :-)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 10.48 AMby chula123

    this is such a fun tshirt and you are so clever for making the flower !! I have used the pant pattern and they are so comfy ! love the material you used for the pants !

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      Feb 13, 2014, 01.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That nice to hear! thanks for lovely comments :)

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    Feb 12, 2014, 04.37 AMby izbott

    This is such a fun top. I think the pants w/top are very hip. Is there stretch in the pant fabric? It just looks so cozy!:-)

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      Feb 12, 2014, 06.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot izbott! I have used cotton jersey for the pants – it looks like denim and it’s very comfortable :)

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    Feb 11, 2014, 11.18 AMby Ivanamania

    these pants are so lovely! I am really fond of sweat pants look-a-like throusers

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      Feb 11, 2014, 10.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear – Thank you so much :-)

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    Feb 11, 2014, 09.01 AMby vinia789

    its very lovely Ellen…oh I have missed a lot of your projects.

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      Feb 11, 2014, 10.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Vinia! :)

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    Feb 10, 2014, 10.53 PMby Luz Kettle

    Fun fun fun! Great work!

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    Feb 10, 2014, 09.37 PMby sewing fanatic

    love what you’ve done, so creative, awesome :P

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    Feb 10, 2014, 03.18 AMby rita61

    Your outfit is awesome!!!! They fit you great!!!! I may have to ‘borrow’ your idea, as I have a lot of small scraps of plain jersey, and it would be great for my granddaughter and great niece. I was looking at that pants pattern last night, and trying to decide; you’ve helped with my decision!!!

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      Feb 10, 2014, 04.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you sweet Rita! What a coincidence! It’s really nice to hear :-)

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    Feb 9, 2014, 11.02 PMby cchristie

    What a great idea with the flower, the trim and the cut out holes! You are soooo talented.

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      Feb 10, 2014, 04.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, thank you very much Christie! – it makes me happy to hear :-))

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    Feb 9, 2014, 08.06 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    So pleasant to see such a blossoming cheerful flower on such a cheerful lady:-) A very young look and an awesome idea for the decoration:-)

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      Feb 9, 2014, 08.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Oksana! You are such a lovely person ;-))

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    Feb 9, 2014, 05.52 PMby tigger0580

    Hi Ellen, very cute top and the color combination is nice. It is very original with the yellow flower. It’s very early for such summer tops ;-)), however it gives a good mood.

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      Feb 9, 2014, 08.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot tigger! I’m sewing for holiday – and I agree it’s a bit too early for using here… :)

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    Feb 9, 2014, 05.48 PMby zsyzu

    That’s a cute top! And I love those pants. They look so comfortable. Very well done!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 03.43 PMby velvetribbon

    Very cute top and you know how to make it even cuter with those yellow flower. The trousers looks so good and very cozy too. Nice work dear friend :)

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      Feb 9, 2014, 08.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear sewing friend! ;)

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    Feb 9, 2014, 02.24 PMby Olga Tur

    Love your top! Very nice!

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    Feb 9, 2014, 12.59 PMby schnui

    I love all the yellow fabric detail on this top and I really like your new pants; they look so comfortable. They will be perfect for travelling in.

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      Feb 9, 2014, 03.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Schnui! I think the yellow fabric cheer up the grey, so it’s more summer like ;) and for sure the pant will be perfect for travelling.

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    Feb 9, 2014, 10.11 AMby liliv-1

    You’ve done a great job! You are very productive and talented!

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      Feb 9, 2014, 12.50 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Liliv! I’m looking forward to see more of your lovely projects as well my dear sewing friend :)

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    Feb 9, 2014, 09.58 AMby Kocotte

    it is perfect, I love your outfit

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    Feb 9, 2014, 09.23 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Great outfit Ellen and I do like the way you have trimmed your top :)

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      Feb 9, 2014, 12.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Sarahsdaughter! :)

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    Feb 9, 2014, 08.17 AMby Mary Athey

    Morning from a freezing cold ireland ellen. Your outfits so lovely on you. I adore this top. I made the dress version like you as well. The yellow flower and other details are so clever. I love what you do. You elevate a simple top to something so special and they’re always so well done. I love the trousers as well. I’ve been making patterned ones for the summer, when it gets here that is. I’m going to make a whole selection of solid colour tops to throw on with them. I have bought the same fabric as your trousers for a halterneck jumpsuit as well lol x

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      Feb 9, 2014, 12.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi my friend! It’s 5 degrees here so it’s not that cold yet… – Thank you very much for you nice comments! I enjoy trying out different technics and it makes me happy when it turn out well :) The jersey I have used for the trousers is very nice, and I’m looking forward to see your halterneck jumpsuit! Also the summer tops that you are planning – I love wearing colorful outfit in wintertime as well – when it’s grey outside and it cheers me up :-)

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