Monday, September 3, 2012

Up-Cycle: Broken Camisole to Baby Girl Leggings

So, I go through Camisoles like  nobodies business. I wear them with everything and because of that, I wear them out rather quickly. While pulling the laundry out of the dryer last week I noticed that the strap on my white camisole had broken. (Never Fear though! Knowing that this could one day happen I already had an identical white camisole in my drawer...)

**Side Note: I buy all my camisoles from Aeropostale. They are amazing.

I was about to toss it in the trash but then thought, maybe I could make Lilly some leggings out of it. The camisole has a strip of lace at the bottom and I thought that would be a cute way to dress up otherwise boring knit leggings. The material is also extremely stretchy, which can be hard to find in knit material from the fabric store. Here is a previous leggings post I did and a link to a great step by step tutorial that I like to use.

Here's my broken camisole that I started with:

legging tutorial

I traced a pair of leggings that Lilly already had and added a seam allowance of about 1/2 an inch. Below are the two pieces that I traced, after cutting them out

Click here for a great step by step tutorial for leggings. These are the steps that I followed after cutting out my pieces.

I love how they turned out...Lilly loves them much that she wouldn't sit still for a photo, oh well.

Little Girl Legging tutorial

make leggings from an old t-shirt

I just love the lace at the bottom...and that fact that they were free!

What do you think?


  1. Adorable and such a good recycle project! So clever! Love it!

  2. Cute tights for a busy girl- climbing stairs, working in the kitchen.

  3. I love the leggings! You did a fabulous job on it. I'd love for you to link it up to our What I Wore Sunday link party:

    See you soon!

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

    1. Thanks for following! I just returned the favor, love your blog!

  4. What a clever idea! I got through white camis like crazy too.

    I'd love for you to link up to WKWW-What Kids Wore Wednesday Link Party this week at ONE little MOMMA!


  5. Very cool idea. Found you {and Lilly, the little cutie!} at Trendy Treehouse.

  6. I loved your blog and your style, this is the first time I see your blog and I liked it, so I started to follow you.

    I love this great combo, amazing leggins colours for the kids!!
    designer legwear