Day 13: Breakfast Club Top 1
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Day 13: Breakfast Club Top

Day 14: A Royal Jacket/Cape
Day 12: Jilly Pocket Skirt

Today’s top began as a boring silk 2X blouse.

Day 13: Breakfast Club Top 2
I'm not very fun. 🙁

Obviously, it’s way too big for me, and not very exciting.  I liked the soft pink though.  The color reminded me of Molly Ringwald’s top in The Breakfast Club.

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Isn't she pretty in pink?

I got started by chopping off those sleeves.  Temps have hit the 100s here, so we’re going sleeveless today!  If you’ve ever been to South Carolina in the summer, you know that walking outside is like walking into the sweaty armpit of a giant baby.  :/

Day 13: Breakfast Club Top 4's just too hot for you guys!

Next, I took each side in about 2 1/2 inches.  I still wanted my top to be a little flowy, but I was drowning in the original.

Day 13: Breakfast Club Top 5
Pin, then sew!

Next, I chopped a half-oval shape out of the front of my new top.

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 Then, I hemmed the raw edge.

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Cut a few teeny notches along the edge of a curved hem so it doesn't bunch up!

I pressed all my new hems and seams and was done.  At first I didn’t like it.  I would have to be a good 6″ taller to not look frumpy in this thing.  But after styling it with a thrifted belt, a pencil skirt, and my tweed Puma espadrilles, I think it’s okie dokie!  🙂

Day 13: Breakfast Club Top 8
Move over, Molly!
Day 13: Breakfast Club Top 9
How do you like the dip?
Day 13: Breakfast Club Top 10
Sitting Pretty (in pink!)



  • Alissa

    Ironically, “Pretty in Pink” inspired my first refashion. I made a killer Vampira costume out of 2 dresses I found at Goodwill back in 1986/87 (can’t remember) I think I still have that dress in a box somewhere. I will share it if I can find the photos and the dress!!! Gotta love Molly Ringwald.
    Love the shirt too…. I am quite partial to pink!

  • Shay

    you are absolutely right, it’s soooooooooooooo hot here in south carolina right now. i had to pratically crawl on the sidewalk yesterday walking the 2 minutes to check the mail. lol

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