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Lace and fabric markers come together make this unique top.
I think you'd agree that Sharpie markers are a staple in every home (and office, and classroom, and studio)...well, I'm beginning to think their new fabric markers - Stained by Sharpie - should be a staple in every DIY'ers supply stash. I had an opportunity to try out these markers, and have created a a project bringing together two of my favorite things - lace and geometric patterns - to make this top.

Posted by Kirsten Nunez from New York, New York, United States • Published See Kirsten Nunez's 17 projects »
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  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies:

    - Lace, about 1 yard
    - Scissors
    - Sewing machine or sewing needle
    - Coordinating thread
    - Large piece of cardboard
    - Scrap cardboard
    - Stained by Sharpie markers* I used black and blue.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    1) Fold lace in half, so that the edges meet on the bottom.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    2) Trim according to your preference. I took off a decent amount, as I didn't want to this particular shirt to be too loose and "flowy". This is totally up to you, though.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    3) Fold the shirt in half again, from left to right. Cut out your neckline in the top left hand corner. As always, don't cut out too much too soon; you can always try the fabric on and trim accordingly.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    4) Unfold the fabric and lay on top of the cardboard.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    5) Cut out a triangle from a piece of cardboard to use as a pattern. This can be as big or small as you'd like.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    6) Use the fabric marker(s) of your choice to draw triangles along the neckline.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    7) Continue to draw more triangles.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    8) Fill the triangles in! Make sure your brush strokes are all in the same direction.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Triangles, all filled in.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 11
    Step 11

    9) If you'd like, add in some more triangles/shapes. I drew smaller triangles in blue, and later went over them in black to add some dimension.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 12
    Step 12

    10) Trim the bottom to your liking. You can keep it long/tunic length, or make it into a crop top. (Or in between).

    Sew down each of the sides; I drew arrows where I decided to sew mine.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 13
    Step 13

    11) The sleeves might stick out a bit, depending on how much fabric you used. If you want, you can turn the top inside out, and stitch a diagonal line as I did above. This will "soften" the arch of the sleeve.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 14
    Step 14

    The finished top. I love how the ink brings out the lace's pattern.

  • How to make an off-shoulder top. Geometric Lace Shirt - Step 15
    Step 15

    Of course, you can go a million different routes with these fabric markers by Sharpie. You can create a pattern along the bottom edge of the shirt, or maybe along the edge of the sleeves. You can add more triangles in different colors - or just not use any triangles at all, and draw other shapes instead. You can draw stripes all along the shirt, or maybe on just the one half of it...I can go on and on with this! xo

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Arianna L.
Arianna L. · 2 projects

Where did you find the lace fabric? I can't find any where I live.

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Death or Plumbing!
Death or Plumbing! · 1 project

Absolutely love it! So cute! Definitely gonna give it a go! Thanks for sharing! ^^ *Mwa!*

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Lorena M.
Lorena M. · Barcelona, CT, Spain · 5 projects

Cool!!! =))

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Emily C.
Emily C. · Fort Worth, Texas, United States · 4 projects

cute idea! :3

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blurrymind
blurrymind · Alameda, California, US · 32 projects

i got excited when i firt saw the i think it was painted sea shell earrings on here, i was like hey that looks familiar! oh wait its from studs and pearls! i love studs and pearls!! always awesome diy projects!!

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AmandaPriscilla
AmandaPriscilla · Zaandam, Zaandam · 1 project

I love studs and Pearls. It's one of my favorite diy sites.

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