Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gymnastics and Tutorial


We recently enrolled our little Pumpkin into a gymnastics class at one of our local community centers. At first, she didn't have a cute little leotard like the other girls (and she didn't really care), but one day she was talking to them and said, "I don't have one of those. I only have a shirt and pants." Then she ran to me and asked if she could have an outfit for gymnastics too. How could I say no?!

Now, they sell tights with the bottoms cut off, but this was quite a bit cheaper. I got this 3-pack at Walmart for $3. The less we spend the better, because who knows....she might not like gymnastics at all! :) I thought I would give a tutorial on these just in case anyone was thinking of doing the same thing. OR...you could just make them because they look cute with the little flower. These would look adorable under a denim skirt.

Cut off the ends. I only cut off a little bit so she could wear them longer. Since they are so stretchy, it really doesn't matter if there is excess. You can even go shorter if you want to make them capri-length tights.

Hem the bottom with a zig-zag stitch.

Gather left over fabric from toes in your fingers whatever size and shape you want your flower. There really is no right or wrong way. Hand stitch together, and stitch onto tights. And...then you are done!!

10 comments:

Aweir said...

That is so adorable! Love it!

Melissa said...

Look at that pose she's doing! That is so stinkin cute! I'm glad you did a tutorial on this cuz I've been wanting to do some cute leggings like this!

EvaBabeDesigns said...

Very cute!

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

What a cute idea! My first sewing machine is getting delivered tomorrow and this would be awesome for me to do, as a complete newbie.

Thanks so much!

Miracle in the Making said...

Adorable!

Christy said...

Love it and so simple! Why didn't I think of that? :)

tiger28 said...

love this idea! so cute- i am going to make some for my 8 yr old- she will love these under her denim skirts:)

michelleml said...

great idea love it
Thanks for sharing

Natalie said...

What a fantastic idea and SO cute!!

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Love it! Come link at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-treasures-week-15.html