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Groovy One Shoulder Tunic

Added Aug 5, 2015

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






One Shoulder Blouse – Burdastyle 7/2009 #120A

I found a good use for this vintage 70s toweling-surfaced fabric remnant, and this tunic was quite quick to make. I think this fabric is called terry cloth, and with its slight crosswise stretch it helped hug the frame, so the fit is good. In fact I didn’t even use any elastic in the neckline or hem, and I also made the hem slightly longer to use all the material up. I sort of tried to make the pattern match up at the seams, but the pattern is so groovy that its not very noticeable. The toweling nap makes it good for warming up after a swim I guess, worn with a bandeau bikini, but it can also be worn as a top for shorts/pants or a skirt. Location: Muri Beach

Material Notes

70s fabric with slight crosswise stretch & fine toweling nap surface – probably terry cloth.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Vintage, Mod
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Sep 29, 2015, 03.14 AMby sewing fanatic

    Here i am working on my deep tan last week (on hols in Rarotonga) although i don’t need to lol, especially with sun damage and lines/wrinkles setting in! This is a warm cozy tunic and would be great to put on after an evening swim, as it feels like a towel.

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    Aug 8, 2015, 04.41 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I love it!!! I wish I had it in my holiday luggage…

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      Aug 8, 2015, 04.50 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thank you sweet! Its a plus when people would wear it haha!

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    Aug 5, 2015, 06.05 PMby izbott

    Love giving vintage fabric new life & this top is very chic.

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      Aug 5, 2015, 06.09 PMby sewing fanatic

      Thankyou izbott, i’m glad it works lol! and that is well put: new life! ;) :D

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    Aug 5, 2015, 08.03 AMby liliv-1

    It’s a gorgeous fabric and you did a wonderful job with it! Looks great on you!

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      Aug 5, 2015, 09.29 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thanks so much liliv, so great to hear x

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    Aug 5, 2015, 06.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is great!

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    Aug 5, 2015, 02.45 AMby RedBelka

    Nice! Cool fabric!

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