I’m not sure, actually I’m pretty positive, that I wouldn’t want to dig up all the fashion trends of the 80’s and insert them into 2012 but there’s one aspect of those glory days of which I spent part of my life in that’s perfect for the twins…
Well, my sister first got me obsessed with baby legwarmers before the twins even existed by adorning my niece’s legs with them and then she took it a step further after the twins were born and made some for my girls out of women’s tube socks. So, me being me and wanting these uber cute accessories but not wanting to pay upwards of $10 a pair, I took a page out of her book and made my own.
Walking through Target one day with the twins in tow got the ball rollin’ when what did I spy but a tube sock extravaganza in the form of a clearance rack. I almost went tube sock crazy…there were loads of different styles for 75 cents a pair! And, they were super long (and my girls legs super skinny still) which meant that I could get two pairs out of each sock. I hastily snatched up a few pairs, some for now and some for later, chunkier legs and scrambled home to my beloved sewing machine.
To make the legwarmers, all I did was cut off the foot part of the sock and then I cut the tube part in half to give me four larger tubes. Since my girls are/were so little still, I cut each of those pieces in half lengthwise, which basically gave me four rectangles, and then sewed the ends of the rectangles together to give me eight little legwarmers which I promptly tried on the girls and loved! I know my future is sure to be filled with lots more legwarmer production! Here are the legwarmers I made, the ones my sis made, and then socks still waiting to be made into them:
The great thing about them is that diapering is simpler because you don’t have to take off pants yet baby’s legs are still toasty – form and function! Also a plus, Target’s original price for their tube socks is only $2.50, still an incredible price for some DIY legwarmers! Even if you don’t have a sewing machine, they’d be super easy to make by hand-stitching or even gluing the one side together. If you’ve ever made your baby’s legs even cuter with legwarmers or do in the future, put a link in the comments section below so we can all share in the cuteness!
Have a great weekend!