Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day Oops Jacket

Does anyone else buy something they LOVE and then get complete Refashioner's Block??? That's what happened with me on this hot numba.

I've had this thing for years and I was just recently inspired to finish it :)

Cut skirt from bodice. This is always a good place to start.
When I took a look at the back of the top piece, I fell in love with the button closure. It hit me; a jacket! :)

I cut the ribbed binding at the waist and did a rolled hem on the left over raw edge.

A new favorite is born.

Would you believe I had this dress in my stash for SO long, I actually deleted my before pics... Oops! Luckily, I was able to find them in my "Recycle Bin" *whew

I guess the moral of the story is not to give up: Take a step back (days, weeks, years, whatever...) and revisit later to overcome Refashioner's Block :)

Happy Leap Day! Make your extra day count :)


Give the Cat a Name said...

What a great fabric pattern! Good save!

Catherine1216 said...

This is so cute. I love what you did.

Accidental Seamstress said...

Thanks so much :)

cfortin said...

Great jacket. I am glad you were able to get past your refashioning block.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Deign Lab

Marisa Glied said...

Love it as a top way better than a dress! Good eye!!