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.

22 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS i love it! i need to make TONS for my baby girl!!! thanks for the sweet and easy tutorial! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love these! My favorite is that they are made out of tshirt material making it comfortable for my little girl. Now if only I could sew...that's one of the things I hope to learn this year.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's really cute. I will need to make one of these for my nieces. She would love them!

    ReplyDelete
  4. These are so cute! I really need to learn to sew. A thought on the dress: I love the onesies out recently that when paired with a skirt or leggings the look like an untucked shirt but they still have the snaps at the bottom so that when she lifts it up she's not flashing her belly. I was wondering how hard it would be to sew the t-shirt material over a onesie instead of cutting off the bottom. Again I really ned to bust out the old machine of my moms and figure out how to turn it on :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I could put these on my little guy right? No? Bummer!

    LOL...I am looking forward to seeing you on Martha!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Honestly, I was mentally torn on the ruffled leggings. But I'm thinking adult, my daughter would love them. Do you need my address? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my - wouldn't my girls LOVE those. I especially love that they don't match.

    ReplyDelete
  8. So cute! I wish I had a little girl to sew for!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So cute! I love sets, I wasn't a fan with my first daughter but with two, whatever makes getting dressed simpler is good with me ;) ok, I just have to say, it is crazy funny to me that the Martha show chose a girl project! When I think of your projects I think of all the totally cool boy projects you do, especially since they are so very 100% boy. I love your up cycled dress and think its soooo cute, I just wish they'd picked one of your many awesome boy things... The world needs to know that you can craft awesome things for boys! When my friends say they would be craftier with a girl, I send them your way!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh I agree with Laura... I think it is too bad they chose a girl projects (even such a cute one)... bring by one of your upcycled hats to show as a scrap buster too!! I have 3 little boys (the oldest two are the same age as your boys) so your projects are always right on the mark for me. Love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. So cute! No little girls here though. Just 3 boys! I look forward to seeing you on Martha!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm very excited for you to be on Martha! The dress and leggings are adorable--I'm sure you will be a hit! Maybe a show of your very own is in the future??? :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm very excited for you to be on Martha! The dress and leggings are adorable--I'm sure you will be a hit! Maybe a show of your very own is in the future??? :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. So cute! Hey, I found something totally adorable and superhero-themed over on Be Different...Act Normal. I'm sure you've seen it, but if not, here is the original tutorial on the blog Sugartot Designs: they're superhero bins!

    http://sugartotdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/superhero-bins-tutorial-and-printable.html

    I don't know if your superhero room could use something like this, but I thought I'd throw the idea out there!

    ReplyDelete
  15. These dresses are sooooo cute. But I feel like the boys are being left out? I feel like I have seen a "sweatpant" type thing made out of old t-shirts? I will try and find them......:) I am so excited for you to be on the Martha show, so very cool!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Cheri,I am soo incredibly happy for your upcoming visit on the Martha Stewart show. I feel like one of my friends is going to be on the show because I have read your blog daily for over a year and you have shared so many wonderful things with us about your family and your talents and creativity! Thankyou for all you do for us in blogland! And in NYC you must visit the garment district, you can get cheap materials and rare finds for your crafting needs, aaannnd there is a fabulous restaurant called Max Brenner: chocolate by the bald man in East Village in Soho to satisfy your sweet tooth!

    ReplyDelete
  17. So exciting that you get to do Martha! I actually did the same thing when I was making upcycled leggings!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the one that has the raw edges showing! you're uber crafty! :D

    ReplyDelete
  19. holy smokes, you are amazing. MARTHA?! seriously - amazing.

    oh and i love these little dresses. i'd love to put my baby girl in one of those.

    ReplyDelete
  20. so cute! my 6 yr old will love these! great idea for leggings that are getting too short-my daughter is tall and this will give her leggings some added length! congrats on martha-wow!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. So much fun! I just made this today for my daughter and she's so excited to wear it tomorrow. And I'm happy to have four shirts out of my scrap bin. And I have a few more planned. I made the leggings out of the long sleeves out of one of the adult shirts I used in one of the strips, and sewed some on top ruffles on the bottoms. Its really cute! Thanks so much for the adorable tutorial!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment! If you are asking a question and you do NOT have your profile linked to your email address, I will respond in the comment section, so just come back to check it later. Thanks!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails