Leap Day Oops: Part 2

Remember this Leap Day refashion that almost didn’t happen?


I love the Springy jacket that the upper portion of this dress became (Despite the fact that Indiana has had a total of 3 days of Spring so far…). But I still had the entire skirt portion left as a scrap.

I hate to waste such gorgeous fabric so I decided it would make a perfect kimono.

It’s amazing how much fabric there is when the waist is ungathered

I know, right? ANOTHER kimono, Laura? Yeah. I’m a little addicted…

If it’s any consolation, I did a different method this time. I wanted a “cocoon” vibe, which is why I cut on the angle like that.

Sew at the lines, leaving gaps for neck and arms…

Because the original side seams were still in tact, I had to cut the seams at the gaps where my arms would fit through.

Make a cut right down the middle (TOP piece only!)

I didn’t mention this earlier, but I did use a serger on the top piece of the scrap (the original waist). This material REALLY frays…

I cut that into a “V” shape (again, top piece only)

Finish the raw edges (my go-to for this fabric is a rolled hem) and voila!


It may look sunny and warm but it’s still quite chilly šŸ˜¦


I love this tree in my neighbor’s yard. I don’t know what it is, but I think it’s gorgeous!


Hello cocoon shape… and sun in my eyes šŸ™‚


I really like the style of this kimono. I’m anxious to try it out on stretchy fabric. I bet that will be really easy as stretchy material doesn’t fray and it’ll drape a little bit better.


This material is so pretty and lightweight, though, I couldn’t help myself. I absolutely love it. Is it overkill to have 2 very similar looking refashions? Perhaps. When I get on a kick though, I just have to ride it out until it passes šŸ™‚

A Laura original, folks.

I’m curious, which of these 2 refashions do you prefer? It won’t hurt my feelings, I promise… Unless, ya know, you’re just blatantly rude about it šŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Leap Day Oops: Part 2

  1. I think both suit you , and both work in different ways, with different clothes… the first one is quite sporty/cool (and workss so well with those aviator shades) – whilst the 2nd is a bit more boho; and both look fab on you! Who knew you’d get SO much out of that first dress..? MAD! Great job xx

    1. Good observations… the first one is kinda sporty, isn’t it? I’m so not “sporty” in any way so I never even thought of that but you’re right. And the kimono…well, what can I say? You can never have too many! At least in my opinion šŸ™‚ Thanks! Did you ever decide which of the 3 fabrics you’re going to use for the coat?

      1. You might not THINK you’re sporty, but I’ll bet some people think you are (cycling, dieting, the Fitbit, etc)… Hey, you’re an inspiration when it comes to body transformation – own it sister! šŸ˜‰ And, as for the fabric choice… Well… I, a bit ashamed to say I’m going for the ‘safe’ camel colour, with a plan to go a bit more wild with the lining… #copout x

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