D.I.Y. Leggings + Cowl Neck Top

The weather has gone from raining non-stop to down right freezing.  Well – not exactly freezing but I think that 30 degrees is cold for California.

I wanted something warm, cozy and casual to wear around the house and for running errands.  I received 25 yards of fabric as a gift.  I know…who does that?  I can’t reveal the  person or the source or you’ll get there and grab it all up.. so I’m not talking.  I have so much that I’m going to see how many different outfits I can make before I run out.

I don’t know what to make of the fabric it is a two-way stretch with a bit of spandex.  It’s printed on one side and white on the other.  It very sturdy and sews like a breeze and most importantly  it’s very comfortable to wear.  As a legging it’s perfect – you can’t see through it and it holds all the bits and pieces.  No giggle or wiggle everybody is exactly where they are supposed to be.

I made my leggings from a pair I already had.  I just placed them on top of the fabric, traced the pattern, cut, sewed and “viola”.  I even managed to match the designs…check out my legs.  Yep #shedidthat

I’ll add a quick tutorial to show  you how I made the leggings.

For the top I used click here:  Vogue V8952.  The fabric is a waffle print stretch knit that I purchased on the discount isle for next to nothing click here:  Fabric Outlet in SF and it is so comfy you could sleep in it.  I did not modify the pattern at all and it was very to make.  I added my favorite jean jacket and a pair of suede boots I found in the back of my closet to complete the look.






Notice how nice the pictures are?  I splurged on a new camera.  I am the proud owner of a Nikon D3200 and we are in love.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Thanks for stopping by.

Venita Elaine


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