Grown Up Leggings

I know I have confessed this before, but I am awfully slow at catching on to trends!  Like skinny jeans, it took me a few years to believe they actually looked okay and now I am hooked.

DIY LEGGINGS Well I have seen people wearing leggins for a while, and I am just now dipping my toe in.  Nothing flashy or fancy hear yet, but a good solid black pair are a great intro for me into this legging world!

DIY LEGGINGS I sewed these leggings using Miranda’s tutorial and it is so very thorough and well written!  I definitely could see myself sewing another pair in the future, and who knows, maybe I’ll find a great print that I’ll be brave enough to try out on these legs of mine!

DIY LEGGINGS Let me give you a little outfit breakdown on these.  The top in the first photo is a highly modified archer that I sewed way back in May….you can read more about it here!  The rest of the tops are store bought….athletic tops are from Old Navy and Under Armour.  Jean tunic is thrifted ($1.50 score)!

DIY LEGGINGS And….it’s cold enough for me to wear my boots out and about today…I’m off enjoying the fall weather!  Have a great, chilly day!

  • Renee

    they look great on you! I love sewing leggings, though don’t wear them much. one of the fastest things to make!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Renee! I’ve only been brave enough to wear them with boots….but they were so comfy!

  • http://onceuponasewingmachine.com Rachel

    They turned out really nicely! You’re not alone I have only just in the last 2 months embraced the legging/skinny jean craze. I actually called my sister on the way to a checkout line to confess I was buying leggings 😉

    • Teresa

      It’s nice to know that I am not alone!

  • http://adirondackinspired.com Adirondack Inspired–Monica

    So great!!! Love them with that denim buttondown and scarf, beautiful casual style. I think I will have to check that out… I wore leggings during my pregnancies constantly, but haven’t since then… I like the basic black!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Monica…that’s the only way I have worn them out of the house so far!

  • http://whileshesleeping.blogspot.com.au/ Jenya

    They do look awesome on you! Well done! I bought 3/4 leggings I have not had a chance to wear yet… I kinda feel half-naked in them hehehe And I am even slower catching up with the trends – skinny jeans is not something you will catch me wearing :) ever :)

    • Teresa

      See…I thought I was all alone on my slowness to come to a trend!

  • http://www.madebyChrissieD.blogspot.com made by ChrissieD

    Your leggings look great. I haven’t worn leggings since the early 90s but my daughter, away at university, has just bought some, so I think it’s a safe bet that they must be back in fashion! 😀

    • Teresa

      Phew…I am definitely not the trend setter! Nice to hear trendy people are wearing them :)

  • http://www.sewcanshe.com/ Caroline

    Great job! I’m starting to wear leggings too… but so far only under a tunic or too-short dress. Love the boots. And your creative photography!

    • Teresa

      Yep, the tunic is the only thing I have left the house in with these leggings! Funny how I can be brave enough to share pics on the internet, but not leave the house!

  • http://intrepidtwins.blogspot.com Julie

    Popping over from Sew Mama Sew! I am also slow on the trends- I still don’t have skinny jeans (despite being 20 something!) and I consider myself put together when I leave the house with a bra and actual non pj- pants on (can you tell I’m a mom….?? ). The leggings look great on you. I’ve heard awesome things about Miranda’s tutorial. My main concern would be butt coverage….! Maybe someday I’ll sew some up….

    • Teresa

      I feel safe as long as I have a long shirt on to cover my rear!

  • http://www.feathersflights.com Heather Feather

    They look great! It took me awhile to jump on the leggings trend, but I LOVE them now. They are so comfy! I need to make some maternity ones for the winter!

    • Teresa

      It’s nice to hear so many other people are slow to jump on trends too! Miranda’s tutorial is perfect…you should give it a try!

  • Pingback: Me Made May :: Round 3 | Dandelion Drift()