Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweater Leggings { DIY }

After having riding boot envy for almost two years I finally broke down and bought a pair with my Christmas money. They are so comfortable and pretty much go with anything that I feel really stupid for waiting so long to join the club. I guess I felt like I didn't dress up enough to warrant the purchase but then I realized that the boots themselves are what dress up a normal outfit so...game on. I'm so excited about all the possibilities! One look I'm totally digging is the riding boots with sweater socks. I had a sweater in my thrift store stash and decided to make legging out of it.



You can hem the raw edges but if you don't have a sewing machine you could always use fabric glue or hot glue to tuck it under and press down so it doesn't unravel. If you use glue I suggest washing on gentle and line drying it. 




I got my boots from the Steve Madden outlet store for under $75. The other pair that I had my eye on were the Lucky Brand Aida that you can find for a great deal HERE.

The "in my dreams" boots can be found HERE.

And if you want to make use of the remainder of the sweater you can make a Pottery Barn pillow knockoff....




28 comments:

  1. Ok those are so cute! You always come up with such great ideas. Love those boots too!

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  2. Where are the boots from? LOVE IT ALL! Great ideas!

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  3. I saw some sweater leggings on Etsy for $$, so I was going to make some myself too! I absolutely love your boots with the stockings underneath! I've never seen anyone wear them like that, but I just may have to copy you....just have to go buy me some boots. I always end up waiting until a trend is almost over to purchase items. I think subconsiously I'm thinking "I don't won't those because everyone else has them." And then after the trend is over I think, "Well, it was kind of cute. I guess I'll go buy some now."

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  4. I was just thinking about this the other day! Now I'm going to do it too - yours look fabulous!!!

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  5. You are so smart! I love the sweater leggings & I love your new boots. Enjoy! Nonnie

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  6. Very cute! I made Tice some legwarmers with a similar idea. Not as cute, but they work great!

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  7. Boy it must get cold where you live!

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  8. So cute! I need to be brave and buy some boots so I can make some of these!

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  9. Ugh! Found you through pinterest, and I'm dying over you and and your blog! How fabulous!
    Holly- www.lifeasathrifter.com

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  10. wow you rocked both pieces! and those boots are so gorgeous!! Enjoy them!

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  11. Oh, I LOVE your boots. They are the best of them all and they look great with the leggings.

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  12. Where did you get those boots from... they are so cute.

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  13. Thank you! I got my boots at the Steve Madden outlet store.

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  14. I had a hooded wool pullover sweater and I made a pillow cover for the sofa with the torso, leg warmers with the sleeves, and mittens out of the hood!

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  15. That throw pillow looks so comfy. <3

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  16. Cute ideas, I'll try making the leg warmers for fall!

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  17. I love everything about this so much! I want those boots! I've been on the hunt for boots EXACTLY like those.. :(

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  18. Muy creativo!!!!
    Me encanta!!!!

    So creative!!!
    I love it!!!

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  19. you could even go further and use the neck part for a beanie hat.

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  20. for the pillow do you sew the edges of the sweater around it?

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  21. I'm going to try the leggings tonight. Such a cool idea!!

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  22. There are so many things to make with old sweaters!

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  23. Great Idea! I'm gonna hafta try this!
    Thank You!

    Shelly Minette

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  24. Thank you for the inspiration! I made mine Goth but could not have done it without your help.

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