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Lacey Knit Tank CoverUp

Added Mar 31, 2015

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand






Mini Tank Dress – BurdaStyle 03/2011 #133A

This was a quick stitch up; its a sheer cover-up dress, preferably for lounging around in at home or for the beach, as the sides and racer-back are revealing. I got the lovely sari-like stretch fabric from a charity store, a remnant which I was almost reluctant to chop up lol. I didn’t hem the bottom up because it already was finished nicely, and I sewed all hems and edges using a long straight stitch with stretch factored in. It may have been quick for me to sew this as I didn’t finish the inside seams with zigzag stitch, because this type of material doesn’t fray, but I wonder if it is good practice to still do so to ward off wear and tear over time. Taken in my Auntie’s garden. Location: Parnell.

Material Notes

blue sheer knit fabric with sari-like lacey glittery pattern and 4 way stretch.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey

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  • Ninagold_large

    May 10, 2015, 01.36 PMby nanasewing

    Nice tank. Big armholes. It will be great, wearing sport bra inside and cover this lovely airily tank for running.

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      May 10, 2015, 05.54 PMby nrobson

      thank you nanasewing, & yes they are big armholes defo; i’ve just noticed with fresh eyes again its quite revealing lolz! but thats a terrific idea to wear a sport bra/tank for a layered sporty effect! x

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    Apr 4, 2015, 04.30 AMby izbott

    What wonderful pictures! Great fabric find. It’s just perfect for this pattern!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Apr 4, 2015, 05.00 AMby nrobson

      thank you izbott for that; it is yes, so happy i came across that pretty fabric, as it matches the pattern well, if i say so myself lol haha =D

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    Apr 1, 2015, 05.11 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    It’s so cool and fresh…It smells summer… I like the whole look and your auntie’s garden…

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Apr 1, 2015, 07.42 AMby nrobson

      thank you very much, thats the kind of look i was going for haha, of course auntie’s garden helped =D

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    Mar 31, 2015, 05.13 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely and such a great colour on you, love your photos.I would love a garden like that x

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Mar 31, 2015, 10.49 PMby nrobson

      thanks so much lovely Mary xxx i know, my auntie has a lush garden, kind of like a mix of bali and italy =P

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    Mar 31, 2015, 04.05 PMby liliv-1

    It looks great on you! Amazing color!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Mar 31, 2015, 10.48 PMby nrobson

      thanks so much Liliv lovely xx

  • Ellen1_large

    Mar 31, 2015, 03.18 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is so lovely Nadia! – and the style is perfect for you! :-)

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Mar 31, 2015, 10.47 PMby nrobson

      thank you lovely Ellen x

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