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Blue Triangle Blouse with Sheer Top and Ruffles

Added Jan 13, 2011

by ellohdesign

Portland, Oregon...






Found a huge wrap skirt with a sheer black lining at the thrift store and decided to design my own shirt from it. Took me about 8 hours of basting and seam-ripping and marking but I successfully assembled my first original design! I love LOVE LOVE this shirt because it’s got the crazy triangle pattern that was hideous on the skirt AND the sheer top makes it super feminine. The fabric with the triangles is so soft, too, it would have been a lot more than 5 bucks for me to purchase all this material. I love this style and I’m super excited to wear it tomorrow for my birthday outing!!! Oh but the black sheer stuff = pain in the butt to cut and sew and it rips very easily.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual
Cotton, Polyester, Rayon

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    Jan 16, 2011, 08.08 PMby jeleena

    It looks great! Love your projects! ;)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 08.35 AMby mahaila

    looks great! You did a great job and your fabric combination is very effective. Love it! Congrats on your first design!

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      Jan 15, 2011, 04.07 PMby ellohdesign

      thank you! i wore it out last night and got some cool responses.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 06.10 AMby katwear

    gorgeous and striking. great work!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 07.59 PMby janette benjamin-potts

    love this, very funky, bet you got loads of great comments on it ;-)

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    Jan 14, 2011, 05.49 PMby queenieslearnin2sew

    Great upcycle!! I love giving old items new life. :) I really like the design of the shirt and the pattern of the fabric is nice too.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 02.49 PMby corduroycoat

    I love this! Excellent design, and that fabric was a great find!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 02.23 PMby zsyzu

    Whoops. Forgot to say a belated happy birthday! Hope it was fun.

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      Jan 14, 2011, 03.37 PMby ellohdesign

      thanks! and you’re not too late, it’s today :)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 11.38 PMby zsyzu

    I love how the colors and the patterns just pop! You’re a girl after my own heart I can’t resist patterned fabric. You did an awesome job.

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      Jan 13, 2011, 11.57 PMby ellohdesign

      Thank you! I pride myself on finding the weirdest stuff :)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 11.35 PMby sewobsessed

    I love it and I wish I could wear it tomorrow for my birthday! Happy Birthday!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 10.42 PMby shellidawn


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    Jan 13, 2011, 10.14 PMby joost52

    Absolutely gorgeous! Great job :)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 10.04 PMby apieceofcloth

    Looks Great, Nice and edgy.

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    Jan 13, 2011, 09.20 PMby loyl8

    really cute i like the colors and print

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