KCWC DAY 3: upcycled sweater leggings

Okay, I'm a total cheater. I actually made these on Tuesday, the million hour day of sewing. I stayed up till the wee hours of the morning because I was so stoked that the blouse turned out and I wanted to keep sewing. I sewed the blouse, eyeballed a sweater dress that turned into a disaster (I'll do a KCWC outtakes post to share my absolute sewing fails when this week is over), and made these leggings. I was partying hard. Babies asleep, Boy Meets World on the TV (I own the whole series. Don't be jealous.), a pile of clothes to upcycle. Ohhhh yeeeeeah. Anyway, the cheating is now coming into play as it is Wednesday night as I write this and I am fried after a long evening of sewing on Tuesday and a day of crazy kids and grocery shopping. I am just hoping that when I roll off this couch, I miraculously land in bed instead of trapped in between the couch and the coffee table. But, I digress... let's discuss these leggings.

I started with this American Eagle sweater from back in my American Eagle days (Did anyone else have American Eagle days? I am so not an AE girl, but lost my sense of personal fashion one year of college and turned into an AE undergrad clone. Oh, college...). I didn't go off of a tutorial because it was pretty easy to figure out, but this tutorial is the exact process I used. And that's that! It was super easy to do and I love that the kook will have some really thick and warm sweater leggings to live in during the winter. She had a pair of sweater leggings from H&M last year and wore them all the time. So cute. I'm definitely going to try to find some sweaters at the thrift store to make her more.

On a totally unrelated but equally exciting note, I currently have the cotton ball end of a Q-tip stuck in my ear. Darn you, cheap Q-tips. It just popped off in there and I must have twisted it in really good before realizing what happened. So wish me luck with my cotton ball extraction. Um, yeah... I don't feel stupid at all. I think I'll go ahead and shove a pea up my nose too. Might as well, right? Hubby said I'm a cotton headed ninny muggins. He's called me that before, but tonight... I really am.


Kristen said...

Everything you've made is adorable! And I feel your pain on the crooked shirt - cutting is my very least favorite part of sewing. Glad it worked out in the end :)

Heidi Jo said...

Thanks, Kristen! It's nice getting the hang of sewing again. Doesn't scare me as much as it used to. :)

Hubby said...

Aw, you're not a pea-nosed ninny-muggins!

Laura said...

So cute. Such a great sweater to upcycle. I'm right in the middle of a pair of sweat pants made from hoodie sleeves myself - it's so quick and rewarding isn't it. Best part is I'll get another pair of pants out of the body for my youngest.

Marya said...

Those leggings look seriously cozy and adorable - great re-use!

Sarah said...

Love the sweater leggings - so cozy! These definitely have to go on my to-do list now.

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