Saturday, November 12, 2011

DIY: Leg Warmers

I love the 80's. I think I immersed myself in about every style trend that came out in the 80's. Neon, jelly shoes, knickers, big hair, off-the-shoulder sweaters, friendship pins, and of course leg warmers.

I am happy to see that leg warmers are coming back in style. And they are so much cuter now than they use to be.

So you can imagine how excited I was during a recent shopping trip to Hobby Lobby when I saw leg warmers! I picked up a few supplies to jazz up these little leg warmers for The Short Chic. Pink Polka Dot leggings, a variety of ribbon, and some glitter buttons.

This morning I sat down at my sewing machine and sewed the pink ribbon to the top of the leggings.  It was not hard, just a tight stretch around the sewing machine. In the end, the ribbon looks pretty good around the top of the leggings. 
Next I took 7/8 inch Hot Pink Grosgrain ribbon and cut a piece several inches long. I ran a basting stitch along one side of the ribbon.

After I had a basting stitch through the entire ribbon, I began gathering the ribbon up tightly till it formed a circle.  I tied a knot to secure the gather, glued the edges together, trimmed it up. Next I put a button right in the middle of it.

The  end result, I am very pleased with:

She is very pleased with the end result.  She said, "this is what dancing looks like!" I am thinking these might make cute Christmas presents for all the other little dancers in our world. 

The fun part, she has no idea how fashion recycles itself. To her, I am a trend setter. Ha Ha! I wonder what will be next?  I am hoping for friendship beads! 

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  1. good job Pam.
    Cathy Roberts

  2. Those came out great! Dancing, winter, or just because, I love leg warmers. I'm pulling mine out to enjoy those 80 moments to...Flash dance, here we come!

  3. Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party on Friday!! I LOVE to see all of the great ideas! All week this week, we will be doing Thanksgiving themed link ups. Monday is all about Turkeys, so if you have something you've created that is turkey-ish :)... come by tomorrow and link it up!!

    marni @ Sassy Sites!