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Sheer Tank with Retro Photo-Print

Added May 22, 2013

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand






Tie Neck Tank Top – BurdaStyle 3/2012 #119a
DIY Kanzashi Flowers – Burdastyle 5/2011

Apart from a couple of kanzashi flowers I made for a brooch last year out of Indonesian batik, I have just tried sewing my first ever garment using a commercial sewing pattern- by burdastyle, yay! I stitched this tank top in good timing, using an untouched early ’70’s photographic print fabric remnant that I found in my vintage stash, but didn’t know what to do with. Check out the groovy couple on this summery-themed print, lol! I bias bound the edges with the same fabric. I omitted to add the bow which wouldn’t really go with the style of fabric, and regrettably I had to take off a few centimeters on the lower half of each tapered side due to being short on fabric. This makes the tank cling way more around the stomach region than I’d like it to lol. The updated pattern otherwise really transforms the vintage fabric nicely. I am enjoying learning to sew on a machine and reading burdastyle. Btw I don’t mean to be vain, but the silly old woman in all my photos here is me, hahahaha unless otherwise stated. Location: Freeman’s Bay

Material Notes

sheer 70s one-directional photographic print knit fabric with a sheen & crosswise stretch, Indonesian cotton batik, shank buttons, metal brooch pin back




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    May 9, 2014, 10.32 AMby kirstenlarsen62

    Really fun fabric – and perfectly made up – I am obsessed with photographic prints. I love all of your knit projects – I have just started using knits – you have inspire me to try some bathing suits.

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      Jul 29, 2014, 11.39 AMby nrobson

      thanks heaps :)

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    May 23, 2013, 03.17 PMby nrobson

    thanks heaps ladies :p

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    May 23, 2013, 10.35 AMby RedDynamica

    i also love your fabric!

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    May 22, 2013, 06.57 PMby asperge11

    Cute top! I love the print :)

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