Curly had no idea legwarmers were once worn by mommy. She found a picture in a catalog of a girl wearing them over leggings. She thought the legwarmers would work great to cover the space between her leggings and socks. It's sad that mommy's behind in sewing and she has a space between her leggings and socks. But, at least she's resourceful. And, it took much less time for me to make some legwarmers than more pants. ;) The pants will come, but at least a few pair of legwarmers buys me more time. These can be made from a sweater, as shown, which give a thicker, fuller fitting legwarmer and fit up to adult sizes. Or, they can be made from women's knee high socks to fit up to size 8 girls, and be a lightweight, narrower fit. We accessorized ours with a coordinating bow and button on the side. Have fun with the tute!
Sweater or Knee socks
Measurement from wearer and measuring tape
1/4" Sew through elastic
Decorative thread (optional)
Using a zigzag stitch, sew and reverse a few stitches at the beginning of the elastic piece. Put your needle in the down position. Pull the elastic until the sweater and the elastic match lengths to the 1/2 way pin. Zigzag the elastic to the sweater. Make sure not to over pull and stretch the sweater.