Handmade Geometric Top

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I made this top last night while trying to figure out a pattern for a dress I’m working on. I’d say it turned out pretty well. I still need to hem the sleeves, neckline & bottom.

  • top: handmade, $2 (fabric on sale at JoAnn’s)
  • belt: vintage, $15
  • cuff: Wet Seal, don’t┬áremember
  • jeans: Ross?, $15
  • shoes: thrifted, $5

TOTAl: $37

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