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Day 13: Oversized Button Down Shirt Refashion

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

Today’s top began as a boring $1 thrifted silk button down shirt/blouse.

Oversized Button Down Shirt Refashion before
I’m not very fun. 🙁

Obviously, it’s 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.

molly ringwald in pink top
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.  :/

shirt with sleeves cut off
Sorry…it’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.

pinning side of shirt
Pin, then sew!

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

cutting off bottom of shirt
Chop!

 Then, I hemmed the raw edge.

pinned hem
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. It was still pretty plain.

But after styling it with a thrifted belt, a pencil skirt, and my tweed espadrilles, I think it’s okie dokie!  🙂

refashionista Oversized Button Down Shirt Refashion after
Move over, Molly!
refashionista Oversized Button Down Shirt Refashion after 2
How do you like the dip?
refashionista Oversized Button Down Shirt Refashion after seated
Sitting Pretty (in pink!)

Cheers!

refashionista Oversized Button Down Shirt Refashion before and after
Day 14: A Royal Jacket/Cape
Day 12: Jilly Pocket Skirt

4 thoughts on “Day 13: Oversized Button Down Shirt Refashion”

  1. 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!

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  2. 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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