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« on: September 15, 2003 10:10:50 AM »

they have a diy section on thier site and i found this and thought it was easy and cute!


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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2003 11:00:49 AM »

very cute stuff!

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2003 09:48:31 AM »

that article makes me feel very hip because of the leg-warmers i just knit.  oh yeah.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2003 06:10:53 PM »

I have a passion for dancing. Sadly, I am not a dancer other than my high school's show choir. I would like to start incorporating dance wear into my wardrobe. Does anyone have any ideas? How about homade leg warmers? How should I wear them considering I am a jeans-n-tee shirt girl? Any ideas? i have already seen the seventeen DIY ballet issue too.

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2003 09:39:37 PM »

personally as a jeans and tee girl myself...wear them however makes you comfy... unless you want to be a fashion plate.  I'm making a couple of sets to match my favorite sweaters so that I can wear the sweaters, black jeans and my matching leg warmers and not look ultimately homeless...just clueless about fashion Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2003 01:35:56 PM »

For the ones that don't stay put try weaving a little elastic through the top and sew it together or weave some ribbon through the top and tie a pretty bow.  These are uber cute with a cute a-line knee-length skirt and some ballet inspired flats or the ultimate "can't live without 'em shoes": Jack Purcell's

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2003 11:15:51 AM »

This summer my friend went mad over dancing thing. She sewed little bows to candy coloured tops and stuck little ribbon roses to bobby pins. She also went to our local dance shop and bought a ballerina's wraparound cardigan. She looked very sweet in her little cardie, long skirts, pumps, and rose-encrusted hair.

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2003 10:59:57 PM »

Wraparound skirts are also worn, and a bra trick we use for underneath bodysuits is to take a pair of tights and cut holes in the legs and one in the neck to make it into a stringy bra, with the elastic under your bustline. The funny thing about ballet is you're usually too hot to wear all that stuff, it's basically for warming up, or you have to wear dresscode. Jazz sneakers are cute and can also be worn around. Take a look at dance catalogs online for ideas.

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2004 11:37:06 PM »

thanks for that link. I just gave up on a pair of half knitted legwarmers because I didn't like the how the pattern was turning out. Now I'm just going to go out to the garage and cut up all the sleeves off of my old sweaters. Any ideas about with what to do with the sweater remains?

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2004 08:37:44 PM »

Actually jumpers with the arms cut off, preferable with the neck and waistband cut off too looks rad over a long sleeved t shirt...

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