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A soft pastel green jersey top with 3/4 length sleeves is embellished with two tiers of skating skirt style ruffles made of airy crepe and challis in soft earthy prints , light as a feather and angled to flatter your curves. Fits women's size medium (8-10). Machine wash warm, tumble dry.

I got laid off in the summer of 2011, and let's face it, there's not much hope for laid off program managers, is there? But I'm a creative, over fifty hippie/punk that has an endless compulsion to make things, write, play music, and look different on the cheap, so I started looking around to see what I could do with my compulsion to make things and maybe make money.

So now I go to thrift shops and fabric stores looking for likely materials--garments that don't look worn or cheap, made of good quality fabrics in prints, solids, and stripes. Sometimes I order 'blanks', or ready-made prepared for dyeing pieces (usually for the plus sizes or for HEMP, stuff that doesn't seem to show up in thrift stores). I have a huge stash of fabric art paints and paint additives that kick up the colors with metallic glitz.

When I get home everything goes in the washer then the dryer so you will have no unpleasant surprises when you wash one of my creations. Then I lay all the clean clothes and preshrunk fabrics out so I can make piles of colors and prints that look like they should get together to make a new piece. Each piece gets something special--either painted here and there, or appliqued, or ruffles, or buttons, or SOMETHING to set them apart and make them interesting and unique.

I don't charge shipping because I HATE paying shipping when shopping online. Just price the stuff shipped already like Zappos or Simply Be, I thought, and voila, through the magic of Etsy, you get free shipping (in the USA)! I set my prices according the materials and effort put into each piece and keep the prices in a working girl's price range.

At Hempatches, you are getting a genuine HempPatch garment and all of my clothing bears that label, as well as washing instruction labels. I have been selling clothing under that name with satisfaction guaranteed since 1999, and own the URL <HempPatch.com>. That’s about as close to a trademark as this working girl could get without hiring a patent lawyer.
Laurie Jackson

Sage Green Double Ruffle top size Medium

$49.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: crepe, rayon challis, poly blends, pastel prints, cotton jersey, crepe prints, lined layer
  • Feedback: 20 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Washington, United States.
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