I was inspired today during V's dance class. Another mom was in the waiting room with me and was telling me how she cut off her daugher's knee high socks to make leg warmers to keep her daughters legs warm coming to and from dance class. They were adorable. So of course, I had to run home and try it.
Luckily, I have a box of old clothes, either don't fit, too warn or stained, sitting in the laundry room for just this type of project. (Side note: Actually one of my goals is to go through the box this year and make lots of repurposed items - pillows, dresses, pants, bathing suit, etc.) I found an old striped sweater that would be perfect for this experiment and thanks for blog searching, found this blog to model off of http://createanddelegate.blogspot.com/2010/09/tutorial-make-sweater-better-asleg.html.
So I took this sweater
And cut the sleeves off, sewed in some elastic to the top part of the leg warmers and ta-da, they are done in no time (should have been 10 minutes, but with two kids curiously into my sewing machine, more like 30 minutes).
V was more than eager to try them on. I love having a little one who loves me making her things!
So that's how I quickly turned an unused sweater into a cute and practical item for my daughter. I'm tempted now to turn the rest of the sweater into something too, we shall see!
Look I actually posted something!!!! Here's to hoping there will be lots more to share soon, Laura