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Ombre Tunic with Inset Lace

Added Dec 17, 2016

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand






Belted Dress with Lace Trim – Burdastyle 6/2010 #122

This fine vintage shirting cotton, which I’d subtly dyed with leftover dye a few years ago, was puckering during much of the sewing, I did change to a finer needle though. I didn’t use a purchased lace trim with a border, but had just cut out strips of vintage lace using a ruler lol. I had exactly enough of both the cotton shirting and the lace for the inserts. I messed up my first go at attaching the inserts, as I did not baste them in place first as stated, I just pinned then and they went wonky. A few days later I redid them much straighter, and also decided to stitch thin ribbon along the lace edges, to make them visually tidy and even in width. Glad I learnt a new technique: how to attach inset lace, and also how make belt loops using thread. The hem somehow ended up a wee bit shorter though lol. Location: Browns Bay

Material Notes

woven 70s light-weight semi-sheer shirting cotton in white (made ombre by using leftover pink & orange Dylon dyes): it’s either poplin, voile, lawn, or batiste; 70s white cotton eyelet lace; thin apricot ribbon; thin elastic.



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Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Romantic

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    Mar 2, 2017, 05.34 PMby nrobson

    finally, yesterday i quickly got photos done for this at a beach, this tunic totally suits the beach. not that i couldn’t be bothered, just that we’re yet to see summer here this year lol

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    Dec 21, 2016, 05.19 PMby kisses

    Sexy dress Nadia….perfect for the beach. It will certainly add edge to the bathsuit

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 22, 2016, 02.04 AMby nrobson

      thanks so much Kisses! xxxx

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    Dec 19, 2016, 04.12 PMby liliv-1

    Adorable! Sexy and romantic!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 19, 2016, 08.10 PMby nrobson

      yay thank you so much dear liliv! =Dx

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    Dec 18, 2016, 09.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Romantic look my dear! ♥

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 19, 2016, 02.09 AMby nrobson

      thank you so much sweets! romantic yay! =)

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    Dec 18, 2016, 10.47 AMby Mary Athey

    I love this . What a fab cover up for the beach or round the pool. You look fab . Xx

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 18, 2016, 11.24 AMby nrobson

      I thank you very much lovely Mary! and yes thats where i’d love to be all the time hahahhaa XD xx

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    Dec 17, 2016, 04.07 PMby chula123

    so cute!!! makes me wish it was warm enough again for needing a beach tunic. Merry Christmas !!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 18, 2016, 05.22 AMby nrobson

      thank you dear Chula! I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas! x

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    Dec 17, 2016, 05.01 AMby izbott

    Good stuff here Nadia, beach covers always are a good sew! :-) Happy Holidays dear!

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 17, 2016, 05.27 AMby nrobson

      thank you honey- beach covers are defintely good makes, i can vouch for that haha! happy hol’s too =)

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