I promised this post last week, but honestly, I was so exhausted after KCWC and I was frantically trying to finish 3 quilts and 2 quilt tops before my quilt guild meeting, that blogging fell by the wayside. So now I've got the tutorial all ready for you!
I made these leggings for Ellie at the end of KCWC. I had made her several dresses and she had some hand-me-downs, but no coordinating leggings. (She had tights, but since we play outside every day I knew those wouldn't last long!) I have a stack of old shirts that I have outgrown post babies, and I couldn't bear to throw them away or donate them, when I knew I could repurpose them somehow! I used some to make some shirts for Ben, but Ellie didn't need shirts. I knew I could use them for leggings - after all, they are knit material!
Supplies: Old shirts - nice 'dress' t-shirts from Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor. These are stretchier than 'regular' t-shirts, so will do better as leggings.
1 inch wide elastic - I purchased mine at JoAnn's - I loved the colors they had!
Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
Regular sewing supplies.
First you need a pair of leggings that fits your child. We will use these as our 'pattern.'