Tween Ruffle Leggings & My $5 Abercrombie Knock-Off!

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SO right before the chaos of finding out we were prego & the end of school/start of summer I got an custom order from a lady near by who’s daughter is almost a tween & in those sizes, but likes to dress her age.  They couldn’t find ruffled leggings past a size 8 anywhere, So she ordered 6 pairs & some of the fabric she ordered got back ordered & life got crazy, fabric was short, it was a nightmare… none the less the 5 week custom order took 8 & then thanks to a shipping error it ended up back on my porch on Sat.  so it’s now 9 weeks! Luckily she lives in the same state so when I ship it tomorrow she should have it by Wed.

Anyway I wanted to make her something extra to say sorry, so I had remembered these cute skirts I had seen at Abercrombie in the mall, ‘Josey’ skirts… $50 and they were pretty short. I had bought fabric to try making some for the local market… so for $5 and about 15 minutes I made a slightly longer, more tween appropriate knock off!

This is the $50 original…

And this is my $5 knock off…

These are the carpi length ruffle leggings I made for her…

8 Responses

  1. Lorissa
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    So cute! I love the leggings. They are on my list for my baby girl too 😉

  2. Lynda
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    very nice leggings…

  3. Jude
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    These are so cute. Is there a tutorial somewhere to make such cute leggings? Just darling and skirt is very cute too..

    • Kymy
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      Thanks! I haven’t found a free tutorial for them yet…

  4. <3 the leggings. Think people would give me weird looks if I made some for me? 😛

  5. Stacy
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    I would like to know what kind of lace you used on the leggings. Is it a stretchy one, pre-gathered, or did you gather as you sewed? Thanks.

    • Kymy
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      It is just strips of knit fabric that I cut, gathered, attached with a zig zag & then removed the basting/gathering stitches so it would be stretchy.

      • Stacy
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        Excellent!!!! That helps so much. What a great idea. Thank you!!!

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