Another thing I'm in to recently is using huge clothes I find at Goodwill to make other clothing. I started with this shirt:
It's partly cashmere, which made me super happy because it cost me 3.99! So, to make leggings out of it, I cut off the sleeves and use those as the lower leg and use the body for the upper part.
I didn't have a serger for the first two, so I spent extra thread finishing the edges, but here's a pic of the finished project:
The next pair was a green mostly acrylic sweater type thing for about the same monies:
Same method, here's the result:
For the third ones, I got more ambitious. I found this sweet fabric at Goodwill:
Pretty blue metallic snakeskin print stuff, made fantastic leggings!! These are on sale on my etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/scienceofsewing
Aaaand this last recent pair I used a different pattern. Pacific Fabrics was having a $1.99 /ea sale on McCall's patterns, which I had a list of, so I bought seven of them, two of which were leggings patterns. The difference is these account for a butt. The rear has more room, whereas the BurdaStyle pattern is just one same crotch. I also got some pretty clearance knit fabric while I was there. Tada:
I think it's time to get into another pattern. I also got a cool knit shirt pattern and still have tons of fabric to make cute jellyroll skirts out of. I'll post those pics, soon.