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Zig-Zag Top and Tights

Added Feb 12, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






The first time I did sewn this top was 20 years ago..! I like the pattern very much so I wanted to sew a black one as well. I have used linen fabric and it’s very comfortable and nice to sew with. The pattern is from Miss B 1992. I found a picture of me and my husband when I wear my first top :) – Then I used pink poplin.
The tights are “younger” and I have used a pattern from a Scandinavian sewing magazine and it’s sewn of viscose fabric.

Material Notes

Linen fabric for the top and viscose fabric for the tights.




Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Linen

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    Feb 20, 2014, 12.43 PMby libra-s

    Love it!

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      Feb 20, 2014, 05.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much! I love it too ♥

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    Feb 15, 2014, 08.06 AMby Anjovis

    Great top Ellen! This style really suites you. And you haven’t changed a bit :) I actually very much like this idea to use the same pattern after some years have gone by. This really shows how timeless this top is. And what a huge difference the choice of fabric can make.

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      Feb 15, 2014, 08.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Anjovis! That’s for sure – and it’s fun making it over again :-)

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    Feb 15, 2014, 06.34 AMby Luz Kettle

    I forgot to say how cute are your leggings

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    • El_large

      Feb 15, 2014, 08.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks sweet Luz! I love animal print so these are perfect :-)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 07.52 PMby nookie

    Love the shots from days gone by. Amazing how fabric choice changes the look of a piece of clothing. Who would’ve thought a pattern from the nineties would still work so well.

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    • El_large

      Feb 14, 2014, 03.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, you’re right – and I love looking at old pattern and it’s fun sewing it over again :-)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 07.52 PMby tigger0580

    Hi Ellen,

    it is a very nice top and very original with the zig zag neckline ;-)) I love that top.

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    • El_large

      Feb 14, 2014, 03.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much tigger – nice to hear :-)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 04.54 PMby vinia789

    I really love the neckline, it fits you so well.

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    • El_large

      Feb 14, 2014, 03.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Vinia – I think it’s really cool :)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 03.29 PMby liliv-1

    Oh I love this!

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    Feb 13, 2014, 10.17 AMby chula123

    How fabulous is this neckline !! You look great in pink, and even better in black ! very sexy with the pants ! Great job X

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      Feb 13, 2014, 01.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot chula! That’s the thing which are special with the top and love it very much :)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 03.54 AMby velvetribbon

    I really like the zig-zag neckline, it’s very cute. The top is going so well in both shorts and tights. Thanks for sharing the lovely picture :)

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    • El_large

      Feb 13, 2014, 07.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear friend! It’s always fun to look at old project I’ve made :-)

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    Feb 13, 2014, 03.28 AMby zsyzu

    This is very cool. Love the top and the pants! Well done!

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    Feb 13, 2014, 01.38 AMby kisses

    Nice top Ellen…prefer the black. The zig zag neckline is really eye catching

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    Feb 12, 2014, 10.32 PMby rita61

    Awesome pictures! I really like the neck line.

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    • El_large

      Feb 13, 2014, 07.53 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear – thank you very much! :)

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    Feb 12, 2014, 09.31 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Great outfit once again and the neckline is really nice. You and your husband take a lovely photograph, it is nice to have memories.

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      Feb 13, 2014, 07.53 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot for you kind comments! Yeah, it’s nice to look at old photos and keep the memories :)

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    Feb 12, 2014, 07.45 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You looked hot in pink but in black with animal print pants you look very hot:-)

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    • El_large

      Feb 12, 2014, 08.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Funny girl – Thanks for nice comments :-))

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    Feb 12, 2014, 06.48 PMby Luz Kettle

    Ahw lovely both pictures , cerise and black. The years have not pass by you. Xx

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      Feb 12, 2014, 07.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Luz – That is a Lovely comment! :)

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