Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stocking stuffer idea

I know I'm a few years late to this trend but how did I live without baby leggings? Oh wait, I lived in Texas. How did I make it last winter? These cost 4 dollars a pair and I bought an average priced set of adult knee socks. Target leggings start around 10 dollars. (Some might call these "leg warmers" but I'm not old enough to know that phrase...)

Ana picked these out last week when I was browsing the tights at TJMaxx. They are adult sized knee socks from Betsey Johnson. Very good quality, nice and thick.

I cut them up like this
This is the part that covers the arch of your foot.
Make a cuff
Slide the cuff over the top and sew
This is the top view
Here is the finished product

This is my lovely model with her finished leggings pulled all the way up

This is my lovely model posing with the slouchy look. Totally her idea. "Mommy take a picture of me! I'm posing!" I can't wait until dance class starts again and she can wear them.

They took less than 15 minutes from start to finish. I'm going to make another pair for Ellie tomorrow, I will definitely make them shorter.
ETA: I take that back. These look pretty darn perfect to me.

1 comment:

Alissa said...

Holy mother, those little chunky legs on Ellie are hilarious. So looks like a mischevious little sprite. I hope so I LOVE mischevious sprite babies. Sweet leg warmers too.