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Top with braids

Added Feb 14, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This is a short top sewn of jersey with silver lurex. The fun part is the braid around the neck which ends at the back :) It’s an easy top to sew, but I hand stitched the braid to the neck, so I had to be patient to finish it. I found the pattern in Burda 05/2006.

Material Notes

Jersey with lurex.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Preppy

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    Feb 20, 2014, 12.16 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty! I remember this pattern from Burda magazine. Since then I wanted to make it. Haven’t done it yet!!

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      Feb 20, 2014, 05.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks! I think you will love to make it – it’s really fun making braids of fabric :-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 07.06 PMby sewknitting

    Love the top! It looks great on you, the braiding looks awesome.

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      Feb 19, 2014, 08.14 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much! and thank you for favoring my project :-)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.40 PMby trploceanmoon

    SO PRETTY! I love everything about it. It fits you perfectly! The color and the sparkle are fantastic.

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      Feb 18, 2014, 03.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you for your lovely comments :-)

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    Feb 16, 2014, 03.45 PMby vinia789

    Simple and beautifully made.i love it.

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      Feb 16, 2014, 11.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you so much sweet Vinia! :-)

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    Feb 16, 2014, 12.19 PMby hello Itsme

    terrific with the braiding feature :P

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    Feb 15, 2014, 09.58 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is very very beautiful, smarty and elegant, Ellen! And you were so patient with that braid:-) Just perfect work!

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      Feb 15, 2014, 10.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Oksana! You are always so kind with your lovely comments ♥ Happy weekend! :-)

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    Feb 15, 2014, 09.02 PMby kstyled


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    • El_large

      Feb 15, 2014, 10.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you so much! You will love to make it as well – it’s very easy :-)

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    Feb 15, 2014, 04.13 PMby velvetribbon

    Very cute top! I love the braids and the color suit you perfectly. Have a lovely weekend dear friend :-)

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      Feb 15, 2014, 06.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments :) Wish you a happy weekend too my friend :-)

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    Feb 15, 2014, 10.41 AMby SassyT

    This is so pretty Ellen. SSB https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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      Feb 15, 2014, 02.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Sassy! I’m following you on FB and I’m impressed of all the nice projects you are sewing :)

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      Feb 15, 2014, 09.01 PMby SassyT

      They’re not mine lol. They are by others am a bit slow in the sewing stakes that’s why I set up Sassy Sewing Bees to showcase Fab creations by others linking to their blogs. BTW I clicked on something in error and it has come up with ’marked ……… ’under your comment.

    • El_large

      Feb 15, 2014, 10.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I understand, but anyway that’s great of you and it must be fun as well :)

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    Feb 15, 2014, 09.41 AMby alice9163

    Cute top. You have a nice toned back. Do you go to gym?

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      Feb 15, 2014, 02.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Alice! I exercise at home since we are living on the country side.. :-)

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    Feb 15, 2014, 02.33 AMby schnui

    Such a pretty top and the braiding detail is so nice. It must have been fun making the braid.

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      Feb 15, 2014, 08.35 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks sweet schnui! It’s my first time ever making braids of fabric – I’m used to make them of hair :-))

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    Feb 15, 2014, 12.58 AMby poldapop

    I LOVE the back detail! It looks lovely on you!

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      Feb 15, 2014, 08.34 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot poldapop! nice to hear :)

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    Feb 14, 2014, 10.18 PMby rita61

    Great top! I really like the look of braids on the neckline, and yours is great! Nice fabric choice. You’re going to have an awesome new wardrobe for your vacation!

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      Feb 15, 2014, 08.33 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Rita! I’m still working on something, but it’s nice to have different choices :-)

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    Feb 14, 2014, 09.28 PMby Kocotte

    I have this Burda and I also love this top. it is really amazing : we have a lot of common points

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      Feb 14, 2014, 09.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear! Yeah, I really love all your projects and I have shown them to my friends :-)

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    Feb 14, 2014, 08.56 PMby aficionada

    Well done.

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    Feb 14, 2014, 08.31 PMby liliv-1

    It’s very pretty! I love it!

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    Feb 14, 2014, 06.41 PMby saki

    That’s really cute on you, nice pattern and fabric choice.

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    Feb 14, 2014, 06.17 PMby Chubina

    Glamorous! Love your fabric choice!

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    Feb 14, 2014, 06.11 PMby Luz Kettle

    How lovely. It really looks great on you. It looks really complicated. The braid detail sets it very well.

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      Feb 14, 2014, 06.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you! It’s not complicated as you can see on the instruction – just fun :)

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    Feb 14, 2014, 06.02 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous ellen, i actually have this burda and loved this top. This is just beautiful on you. The blue is such a pretty delicate shade. Love this x

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      Feb 14, 2014, 06.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Mary! Love your new avatar, both of you look so Happy! :-)

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      Feb 14, 2014, 08.57 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen, the photo is one of my favourites of mum and me. X

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