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Wrap tank with Embroidery

Added Jun 10, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This was a very interesting pattern to me, and I needed a new challenge..
I have used stretch denim and red cotton. I had to wash the fabric before sewing to avoid discoloration next time I wash it.
I decided to use red piping for the pocket flaps and red fabric for the welt pockets as well, and I think it was a good choice together with the embroidery. I made some flowers with 3-times stitches and cut away the denim fabric so that the red fabric shows. I have used this technic before on another project; www.burdastyle.com/projects/top-and-trousers
The skirt is made of crinkle cotton and I have only made a tube with rubber band in the waist. I think it’s a great summer outfit :)

Material Notes

Denim and cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy
Cotton, Denim

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    Jun 12, 2017, 03.50 PMby annahadnagy

    Hi Ellen! Your vest turned out beautifully. I especially love the embroidery detail! I was wondering if you altered the pattern, particularly around the waist darts. I just finished this project, I didn’t alter it, and the end result does not hang as nicely on my frame as it does on yours. I had my sewing instructor look at it and the two of us couldn’t figure out how should we alter the vest to make it fit better. Thanks! Anna

    edit: Ellen’s suggestion was correct. I did cut out the smallest size and still needed to remove a good 5 cm’s from the shoulders, and another 3 cm’s from both the back and the sides. Also made the waist darts smaller (as to flatten it somewhat). Not it looks fantastic.

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      Jun 13, 2017, 05.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Anna, I didn’t altered the pattern, and I used size 36. Maybe you have made a size too big? I hope you will find a way to make it fit, and be happy with the vest. Lots of luck to you!

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    Feb 7, 2017, 12.49 PMby FluffyBottom

    Such a beautiful job you did! Love top with the embroidery. ♥

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      Feb 7, 2017, 02.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      So nice of you to say ;-) Thanks a lot FluffyBottom!

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    Jul 7, 2014, 05.47 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    Just had a look at the pattern and saw the “already-made” projects based on this pattern. Your version is the best! It’s so flattering on you :D!

    Worn with a high-skirt is the best way – I think. Otherwise you need to wear sth. underneats or you show your belly. The red embroidery matched with your red skirt, looks like a dress! I think, that’s the point why I can only make thumbs up for your version and style! :D

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      Jul 7, 2014, 06.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m overwhelmed with all your lovely words! Thank you very, very much Lea! ;-))

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    Jun 15, 2014, 07.48 PMby Tzai

    Lovely creation. LOVE the embroidery , it really makes it much more interesting. It falters you much and you seem very comfortable in it. I didn’t like this pattern but what you did with it totally changed my mind.

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      Jun 15, 2014, 09.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s wonderful to hear! Thanks for your sweet and lovely comments Tzai! :-)

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    Jun 15, 2014, 06.40 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful interpretation, Ellen. I surely had doubts as for this pattern but as it happened several times before, your work dispelled all of them. Your outfit deserves to be in the magazine much more than that one they put there. I’m not tired to be surprised with your creativity. Just excellent!

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      Jun 15, 2014, 09.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind to me! Thanks for all your lovely words Oksana! :) ps. I was intervjued by BurdaStyle, if you like you can read it on the blog ;)

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      Jun 16, 2014, 06.36 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      I read it with pleasure! It’s filled with your kind heart, warm emotions and sewing enthusiasm. It is very inspiring, thank you from all of us!!!

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      Jun 16, 2014, 07.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, dear Oksana, You are so sweet to me and I really hope that we can meet some day….!! :-)

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    Jun 15, 2014, 03.35 PMby Jelena Mitic

    This is so fabulous! Love the contrast, the cut, the fabrics and especially the photos, so pro!

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      Jun 15, 2014, 09.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ooh, thank you so much for your Lovely comments Jelena! ;-)

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    Jun 13, 2014, 03.33 PMby sewing fanatic

    gorgeous detailing and sewing X

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    Jun 12, 2014, 07.40 PMby Dominica Briscoe

    Immaculate detailing with the piping and embroidery. The red pairs so well with the blue denim and is a wonderful pop of color.

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      Jun 12, 2014, 08.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so nice to hear! Thanks a lot for your kind comments :-)

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    Jun 11, 2014, 07.12 PMby martinK

    Great outfit, Ellen!!!

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      Jun 11, 2014, 08.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very, very much Martin! :-)

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    Jun 11, 2014, 03.34 PMby Jadehh

    Beautiful! So well made.

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    Jun 11, 2014, 02.14 PMby WildforTextiles

    I have been dreaming of making this since I first saw it on the web page. You have taken the concept to a new level with the embroidery. Wow. A very nice creative stroke of ingenuity – and beautifully executed. Thanks very much for posting!

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      Jun 11, 2014, 06.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s so Fun to hear – I had the same thought when I first saw it, but couldn’t find the Burda Magazine..! It was a challenge sewing it, but I like it a lot :-)

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    Jun 11, 2014, 10.24 AMby tigger0580

    This is a lovely top Ellen.

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    • El_large

      Jun 11, 2014, 06.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Tigger! I had to try that pattern :-)

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    Jun 11, 2014, 07.40 AMby kat034

    This looks great on you! I love the embroidered flowers very much, and now I have to find a project to try this technique… ;-) Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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      Jun 11, 2014, 06.22 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Kat! I’m sure you will find it very Fun to try this. It could be a great idea to do it on a T-shirt because the jersey normally don’t fringe so much.. Wishing you good luck! :)

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    Jun 11, 2014, 04.52 AMby rita61

    Your top is awesome! So nicely made. The red accents are awesome. I like the way you added the embroidery. With the simple skirt, it makes a nice outfit!

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      Jun 11, 2014, 06.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Rita! I love to challenge myself…. :-)

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    Jun 11, 2014, 03.10 AMby velvetribbon

    Beautiful!! I really love the embroidery detail, you are a truly inspirations dear friend :) You look great in this top and the red skirt is really match well with it :)

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      Jun 11, 2014, 06.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear friend! It makes me Happy to hear that :-))

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    Jun 11, 2014, 01.14 AMby Zsuzso

    Beautiful ! Like the embroidery very much. Fabulous job.

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    Jun 11, 2014, 12.34 AMby izbott

    So perfect with the embellishments. You scored so well with this one!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 10.32 PMby Luz Kettle

    Really great project. Very well done and very creative.m

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    Jun 10, 2014, 10.11 PMby mbuchanan1

    Oooooh…. I like the cut out embroidery a lot. I’ll have to try it sometime.

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      Jun 11, 2014, 06.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, you should try it, it’s Fun to make and you can draw whatever you like :)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 08.23 PMby slmnstyle

    So nice and great embroidery sewing! I love the cutaway effect showing off the color underneath, very impressive and creative of you!

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      Jun 10, 2014, 08.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear Stephanie! Thank you very much :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 08.09 PMby krdavik

    Så fin vesten din ble!!! Fikk nesten lyst til å lage en til når jeg så din. Gratulerer med en vell gjennomført syjobb :-) Ser nesten ut som “Alabama channing” type broderi!!! Veldig bra.

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      Jun 10, 2014, 08.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Tusen takk! Jeg hadde lyst til å gjøre den ltt spesiell og jeg synes det ble fint med rødt sammen med dongri :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 05.18 PMby maggieg5

    Hi Ellen, this is absolutely gorgeous, love the whole outfit and the flowers on the top are amazing :0)

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      Jun 10, 2014, 08.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Maggie! It was worth the effort :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 04.52 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh ellen i am so jealous!! I want this, you have done a beautiful job. on this. It looks fantastic and the embroidery is done so well. Love the skirt on you. You look gorgeous. X

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      Jun 10, 2014, 08.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, you are so sweet Mary! Thank you so much for your lovely comments! ;-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 02.29 PMby libra-s

    This is very sweet!! The red accent is amazing!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 01.30 PMby kisses

    Nicely done….it looks great

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    Jun 10, 2014, 12.23 PMby ronnielee

    You surely have stepped up to a challenge. Top is fantastic Ellen – you did a great job on making the flowers.Devil is in the detail, you are bang on!

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      Jun 10, 2014, 01.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ha-ha! Yeah, you can say that… ;) Thanks for Your lovely comments Ronnie!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 10.42 AMby Rosy1964

    OMG!!! This is sooo terrific!!!

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      Jun 10, 2014, 01.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Rosy and thank you for favoring my project :-) I had a tour in Your studio and you have made a lot of Nice Projects!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 09.28 AMby liliv-1

    All I can say is a big wow, I like it very very much ;)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 09.19 AMby StephanieLinden

    Very cool! It’s a great use of embroidery.

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      Jun 10, 2014, 01.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Stephaie and thank you for favoring my Project :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 09.13 AMby Deanna31

    Cool idea with the red trim and flowers! Looks good

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