All of these Revived Posts (1, 2, 3) have reminded me of something I used to do all the time and haven’t lately. Refashions and finding inspiration in my favorite designers and retailers. “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery” right? One reason for that is all the pattern testing and promoting I have been doing! While new Indie designers are fabulous, there is one Indie line I have always loved and wish that I could afford. I wonder how I become a rep?? (here indie means independent, in case that wasn’t clear?)
I discovered Prairie Underground about 4 years ago and fell in love instantly. I’ve purchased a couple of hoodies, some leggings, and a couple tops. I generally seek out a good sale, and ebay has helped fill my need. While I would love to buy it all new, fresh in the season, I just can’t. So I have done a few refashions/ creations over the years to treat my desires also. (Hoodie, Top)
These leggings are also a skirt. Why haven’t I done that yet? I mean, we all wear a skirt over our leggings/tights, why not make them one article? I really liked that they create a single color layering piece as well.
Well, I just happened to have enough French Terry in green from Girl Charlee left to make a set and I love it.
How did I do it? I used my favorite leggings pattern, the Go to Knit pants pattern. Then I added a tube of fabric when I was setting the waistband. It was really that easy. It only added about 5 min to the total construction time. Just make sure all your seam lines line up 🙂