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!
I've linked up!
Check out these awesome sites: