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Tropical Paradise Halter Top

Added Jul 19, 2008

by tattooedkitty

Irvine, Californ...






Bright, tropical halter top that ties with a skinny, black, satin ribbon. Bright pink background with a large print of colorful birds, tropical flowers, and black & white feather designs.

This was created from a mu-mu type swimsuit cover-up that I found at a thrift store and fell in LOVE with the print & colors. I thought to myself, “I just KNOW I can make a hot tank or halter for summer out of that!” I think it cost $0.50, which makes it ever more fabulous!

I made it to wear out to dinner with a group of good friends tonight, from my own pattern that was inspired by scarf tops and dresses that are so hot right now. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – I’m so proud!

The fabric is rayon and it was cut on the bias, which gives it even more flowy movement. The cut and style is very forgiving in the belly area as well! Can’t wait to show it off tonight!

Material Notes

Rayon mu-mu purchased at a thrift store.





My inspiration for the actual type of top was tanselif’s scarf dresses – beautiful!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.51 PMby kstyled

    Fun and Flirty ! I love the way the fabric design wraps around the back !

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    Jan 14, 2009, 04.40 PMby hannah7laura7

    This is absolutly fantastic, any chance of a how to or dimensions of the one you made?? Complete love for this piece, keep it up :)

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    Sep 26, 2008, 08.28 AMby jadoreyou

    This is so awesome.. I can’t believe you made that out of something from the thrift store! How creative!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 12.43 PMby tattooedkitty

    Thanks guys! I received a ton of compliment on it when I wore it out last night. If this fabric came on a bolt, I would’ve bought 10 yards of it, I love it so much!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 12.21 AMby senasews

    Great top and awesome fabric!

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    Jul 19, 2008, 07.25 PMby carlatv

    Very Hollywood! Beautiful blouse.

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    Jul 19, 2008, 06.41 PMby gabouetmaya

    WOW! I love this fabric :)

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    Jul 19, 2008, 04.58 PMby blueyedqt

    Oooh, the design is very pretty and I defiantly love the fabric :D. What a great find for $0.50! Great job

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