Make This Bangin’ Brunch Top in Less Time Than the Wait Line
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Make This Bangin’ Brunch Top in Less Time Than the Wait Line

As a big fan of breakfast foods, the rise of egg-inspired prints and fashion came as no surprise to me. Who wouldn’t want to wear an ode to your favorite meal to show your pride as a brunch-aholic? Turns out, the result of merging eggs and fashion happens to be a look that’s perfect to wear TO brunch, and will basically guarantee that you make friends with the table next to you. So grab yourself a mimosa and a few basic craft supplies and make one of these deliciously cute weekend pullovers, perfect for rolling out of bed on Sunday morning and looking instantly fab.

Materials and Tools:

  • plain sweatshirt (we snagged this H&M Sweatshirt [$13])
  • white leather or pleather
  • gold sequin fabric
  • fabric scissors
  • fabric glue
  • Post-it notes
  • masking tape
  • ruler

Instructions:

1. Cut out 4.5-inch squares of white leather and then trim into an irregular rounded-egg-white shape.

2. Cut out 2-inch squares of gold sequin fabric and then trim into circles.

3. Glue sequin fabric circle “yolks” onto your white leather “whites” using a generous amount of fabric glue, and pressing the yolk down onto the white using a Post-it to protect your hands from getting covered in glue. Let dry for 30 minutes or so.

4. Try on your sweatshirt and position your leather and sequin eggs, holding them into place with a piece of masking tape.

5. Carefully remove the sweatshirt, fill it with a sheet of cardboard (so you don’t accidentally glue both sides of the sweatshirt together), and glue down one egg at a time, folding it up with the tape still on and then flipping it back down into place.

6. Press the eggs down carefully to secure and spread the glue underneath, and let dry for another 30 minutes after the last egg has been glued.

7. When dry, it’s ready to wear! Fabric glue is supposed to be machine washable, but we recommend hand washing to be safe.

Grab your materials and let’s go!

Cut out 4.5-inch squares of white leather and then trim into an irregular rounded egg white shape. Then, cut out two-inch squares of gold sequin fabric and then trim into circles.

Glue your sequin fabric circle “yolks” onto your white leather “whites” using a generous amount of fabric glue, and pressing the yolk down onto the white using a Post-it to protect your hands from getting covered in glue. Let dry for 30 minutes or so.

Repeat these steps for as many eggs as you’d like! We used eight for ours — six on the front side and then three on the back.

This part is important! Try on your sweatshirt and position each egg, holding them in place with a piece of masking tape. This will prevent you from having any potentially embarrassing egg placements in the chest region ;). Carefully remove the sweatshirt, fill it with a sheet of cardboard (so you don’t accidentally glue both sides of the sweatshirt together), and glue down one egg at a time, folding it up with the tape still on and then flipping it back down into place.

You know what to do; strut your new and improved Sunday style in the brunch line!

Don’t forget the back for a little wrap-around egg application!

I like to call this look “CEO of Brunch” — because just look how well she’s sellin’ the dream!

How will you celebrate your favorite breakfast foods in your fashion? Post pics of your own creation and tag us @BritandCo with the hashtag #iamcreative.

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DIY Production + Styling: Lee Schellenberger

Photography: Brittany Griffin

Model: Emelyn Baker