Nicole’s nine month old is quite possibly the chunkiest baby we know. Nothing compliments those curves like a pair of form fitting leggings! Nicole has perfected making these leggings for Sunny in about 5 minutes for just the cost of one body-con skirt from Forever 21!
All you need is an old stretchy pencil skirt, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine and you’re good to go! Keep reading for the project step-by-step.
1. Using a pair of tight pajama pants , or your favorite baby leggings as a guide, lay them on top with both sets of waistbands lined up to one another (as pictured.) Nicole uses those cheap Forever 21 body-con skirts. On this page alone, we found 40+ options of this skirt for less than $7 each, in tribal, stripes, and every color solid you can think of!
2. If you have a fabric pencil trace around the existing leggings onto the F21 skirt. If you don’t have pencil, just eyeball it like Nicole does! Trace with about a 1/4 inch seam allowance around the leggings. (Meaning a little extra space for when you sew the leggings together.)
3. Now that you have cut out your leggings you will have two pieces, both with a hemmed top (from the existing skirt’s waistband. Take the two pieces and flip them around so the side of the fabric you want to show at the end of the project is now facing inward.
4. Using straight pins, pin up the sides of the legs to keep it in place while you sew.
5. Sew up both the inner and outer thighs and you’re done! Since you used the existing waistband and the bottom hem of the skirt, you are off the hook for any hem-job. If you do need to shorten the leggings, most cotton or jersey fabric is fine to leave a raw edge, or you can cuff them under and hem them as well!