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Top with knot in back

Added Mar 2, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I do love animal print fabric and this is not an exception. The fabric was limited, so I had exactly enough to sew this little top. I think it’s a bit fun with the hole and knot in the back and this makes it a little special. I have used pattern #105 Burda 07/2007. The fabric is more steady than a normal jersey, so it was easy to sew :)

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    Aug 21, 2014, 05.41 PMby Katarina Bally

    It is such a gorgeous top! Looks very pretty on you! Unfortunately, I could not find a pattern for this model… I wonder if it is still on the website.

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      Aug 21, 2014, 07.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      No, I don’t think so, but it’s a very easy pattern and probably you can draw it. If you look at the drawing of the top it’s just a hole back and for the knot you have to sew two ties together. Hope you can figure it out..

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      Aug 21, 2014, 07.32 PMby Katarina Bally

      Thank you, Ellen! I will definitely try, because I like it a lot. :-)

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    Apr 25, 2014, 09.20 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    I love this. I’ve been thinking of doing a cut out back too! :)

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      Apr 25, 2014, 09.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Lindsay! You will love to do that ;) It’s very summerly ☼

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    Mar 3, 2014, 09.22 PMby tigger0580

    This is a nice top Ellen. With the snake skin imitation, it looks nice and could be wear with some skirts or pants. I did’t noticed that top or may have forgotten it.

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      Mar 4, 2014, 07.56 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks tigger for your nice comments! :)

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    Mar 3, 2014, 10.12 AMby rita61

    Nice top, nice design. (the fabric gives me nightmares though :-)

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      Mar 3, 2014, 01.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ha-ha! I hope you will survive… Thanks Rita :)

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    Mar 3, 2014, 02.17 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    LOVE the print and the style is very cute. i think you’ll wear that again and again with any colour skirt/shorts/pants

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      Mar 3, 2014, 08.00 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Regan! You’re right, it’s wearable for many garments :)

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    Mar 3, 2014, 01.41 AMby Bbtiny

    Dear Ellen, what a nice shirt. I like the fabric and the pattern and they nice way you sewed it, as always! Great job! I am a bit jealous of your warm vacation pics, sitting in the deep snow for so long now, and there seems to be more to come… Regards, Brigitte

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      Mar 3, 2014, 07.59 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Dear Brigitte, You are so kind, thank you very much for your lovely comments! It is fantastic with some summer during the wintertime..! We haven’t had any snow yet in Norway and that is very unusual – so I hope the spring will come soon! ;)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 08.20 PMby vinia789

    I am in love with the back ,it’s a beautiful top Ellen.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 11.34 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you for your lovely comments Vinia! ;)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 06.07 PMby Denise Wild

    Great top! Love the snakeskin print.

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    Mar 2, 2014, 05.24 PMby slmnstyle

    Really cute top! I love a good animal print too, and snakeskin is fun to wear. Nice job!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 11.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot slmnstyle! Love to hear that :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 04.02 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Great top!!!!!!!!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear sewing friend! :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 02.29 PMby kisses

    Lovely top and I like the fabric

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear – thanks Kisses! :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 01.24 PMby Luz Kettle

    What a lovely top. Great Fabric and fitting. Well done again.

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    Mar 2, 2014, 01.09 PMby sewing fanatic

    this looks great… i need to make a circle cut out in the back like this one day, love it x

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Nadia! That’s a great idea – you can have it on any top or dress :-)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 12.42 PMby schnui

    I love it Ellen!! I have had this pattern earmarked since that copy of Burda arrived in 2007. It looks great on you.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Schnui!
      I think you will love it too :-)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 12.33 PMby Mary Athey

    Your holiday watdrobe is fabulous ellen. I love this top and i to love animal print. I have a dress i made and i’m sure the fabric i used is the same lol. You look lovely x

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your lovely comments Mary, and it would be great to see your dress – have you post it to your studio?

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.14 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi ellen, no i hav’nt posted it yet. It’s a vintage pattern and i used black with the animal print in panals. I thought it lacked something?? I might add some trim but i’ll try it on again and see. X

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      Mar 2, 2014, 09.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Seems very nice Mary – Love to see it :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 11.52 AMby alice9163

    You look great in this ensemble. Shows off your toned physique. Well done.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s a nice comment! Thanks a lot Alice :-))

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    Mar 2, 2014, 11.47 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is a great pattern and it fits well. I have the same top. I like the cutout on the back and knot and the shape of these short sleeves

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      Mar 2, 2014, 05.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, it is a fun and great pattern – and it’s nice to wear :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 11.39 AMby liliv-1

    I like it a lot! Great fabric and pretty back!

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