Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Make your own faux layered shirts from leg warmers or socks!

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Holy easy project, Batman.

This was such a fun no-brainer—a trifecta, really, of circumstances that yielded kid #3 something like 50 new shirt combos:

#1 – it’s dang cold outside

#2 – baby girl has lots of these in her closetMake faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

#3 – I’ve got a bunch of these left over from past projects:

Make faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

Women’s knee highs, Target; Leg warmers, Pick Your Plum

Voila!

Faux-Layered Awesomeness in two seconds flat.

This shirt can be worn plain. And sometimes plain is fine.

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But sometimes plain gets the boot with a funky 3/4 ruffle or striped, full-length sleeve.

Faux Sleeves from Thrive

Just slip socks or leg warmers on all the way up to the shoulder and you’re set.

You can attach your new sleeves with a zig zag stitch/serger  to make them permanent or just wear them opera glove style depending on your fashion fancy. Go for a more polished look by wearing the faux sleeves with the finished edge showing or keep it super casual with the raw edge exposed.

Make faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

Here’s another example:

most days this is just a plain black shirt.

Make faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

But add some faux sleeves and you’ve got a holiday wardrobe in seconds.

See?

Make faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

Make faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

Make faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

 

So …

Go hack up some socks or drag out those old leg warmers

and stay warm (and cute) this winter!

Make faux sleeves from baby legs or knee highs - choosetothrive.blogspot.com

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11 comments:

  1. Awesome Nike! To bad my girl is all grown up :(. Love the pop of color with the black shirts.
    Have a great rest of the week,
    Sue

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  2. What a neat idea! I wanna make some for myself! Haha.

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  3. We do that with Cadence. She has a lot of DIY leg warmers and short sleeves shirts and she wears her arms in the winter. She also likes to wear them when playing in the snow. She slides them down so the go into her glove and that way she doesn't feel the cold snow as much when it gets in between her glove and coat.

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  4. Girl! You never cease to amaze me! I have a bunch of these leggies that I made...now I just need to find a baby/lil girl to put them on! Hehe!

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  5. VERY cute! Does she have any problems with them slipping down and leaving a gap of skin showing between sleeve n warmer?

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  6. Seriously!!! Super cute! I agree wouldn't mind this idea for me.

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  7. Just found your blog through pinterest; you have some great ideas! and a new subscriber ;)

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  8. Mom has been looking for something to protect her arms from scratches since her skin has become very thin with the medications she takes and her diabetes. She also has a doxie that tends to scratch up her arms. This is the perfect solution. Thanks for posting this!

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  9. This is my very first time that I am visiting here and I’m truly pleasurable to see everything at one place. kids leg warmers

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