January 05, 2012

Ruffled Leggings

The past couple of days I've been trying to get things ready for Martha.  They asked me to do a demonstration of the Upcycled T-shirt Dress.  I need to have a few already done to show and then all the in between phases.  So, my sweet mom came over the other day and we set up an assembly line.  Here are a couple of them.  I wanted some different variations to show.

My mom had a great idea for the leftover shirt part.....
 She recommended taking the remnant pieces  of the shirts and sewing it onto leggings for one of the outfits.  I was able to use the existing hem (which the lazy me LOVES).  It's mis-matched, but I really like it.  This one's my favorite.

So, here's a quick tutorial of how to make ruffled leggings.  I took regular leggings and cut them where I wanted the ruffle to start.  (Why cut off the leggings?  It's easier to sew the ruffle on then.)

I took the cut off piece and cut the pink ruffle about a 1/2 inch more than it.  (That left me room for seam allowances when sewing them on.) 

 Then you just sew a gathering stitch along the ruffle and sew it on.  I DID sew it on using a slight zigzag so that the fabric could stretch.  Knit doesn't fray, so there's no additional sewing needed.

This little outfit makes me want a little girl pretty badly :)  I love that there are such cute and comfy clothes for little girls these days.  So fun!

Pair with the dress and some glittery shoes and you've got a cute little number.

Thanks for dropping in.


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