January 17, 2012

Leg Warmers

At Christmas I saw one of Dustin's cousins in the cutest leg warmers.  She said she got them at the Antique Shoppe so I sent my sister there the next day to pick me up a pair but of course they were sold out!  So on that particular day I was wearing a sweater dress that was about to become indecent for work due to my growing belly..... so I cut it up and made some leg warmers out of it.

ByeBye sweater dress.  
As you can see I had a little helper.
To start with I kind of measured around my leg where I wanted them to hit at the top.  I wanted mine tapered so that they fit down in my boots better.  I cut them so that the finished seam at the bottom of the dress would be the top of my leg warmers. 
Then I folded over the bottom raw edge and sewed it in place. 
Then I folded right sides together and sewed along the long edge. 
I turned them back out and I was done.  Not too bad.  And pretty quick. 
I plucked the buttons off of the dress before I pitched it.  I will eventually sew all 4 buttons on but I was 10:30 at night and I was ready to go to bed. 

Too bad that the boots I really wanted to wear these under are too tight with them on.  But its not the boots... its me.  My legs/arms/face are getting fat!


The Breens said...

You can also do this by just cutting off the sleeves of an old sweater...no sewing needed!

Tess Weber-Popejoy said...

Haha yes you can... as long as your fat pregnant legs will fit in the sleeves of an old sweater ;)

rachel b said...