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I wrote this post in the summer of 2011! I can’t imagine why I didn’t publish it then, but here it is now. All these leggings have long been sold, by the way.

Leggings seem to be my bread and butter nowadays. I feel like I’ve developed a pretty good rhythm for the construction, and my technique has come a long way too.

quills leggings aqua cirque peppermint leggings

peppermint leggings quills leggings aqua cirque leggings

BTW, looking at these pictures makes me feel like I need to start doing more booty exercises. I may have hang-ups about my waist or belly, but there’s nothing but pride for butt and that’s the kind of motivation that works for me. I don’t ever want to stop having my 23 year old behind cause I love it (and it still looks good).




Early February in Los Angeles means that I’m planning my summer wardrobe. I’m only half kidding.

contrast tank, made by Julianne

Not only were all the fabrics used for this tank scraps, but they were scraps from projects that I sold. That is stash-busting with a vengeance! Also, it took about 20 minutes.

contrast tank, made by Julianne

The yoke fabric is a cotton-lycra blend, and the awesome geo-delic print at the bottom is pure synthetic. I feel like I need a red bra to wear with this.

contrast tank, made by Julianne

BTW, I totally just wore this outfit to my doctor’s office. I tried to put on regular pants, but just couldn’t do it, and every single person who I encountered did a head-to-toe double take. Also, all you ladies get your HPV vaccines ASAP.

contrast tank, made by Julianne contrast tank, made by Julianne

You may recognize the leggings from my Animal Collective tee–this is my spirit fabric!

contrast tank, made by Julianne contrast tank, made by Julianne

Even I’m only just able to go out bare-legged, tanks are always great for layering. Huzzah!




I made this whole outfit in the last week, and all of the fabrics were remnants! Even the cardigan was thrifted from Out of the Closet, bringing the total price of this outfit to $9. I didn’t intentionally wear all my new clothes together, but that just shows how satisfied I am with the recent sewing.

made by Julianne made by Julianne

I made this skirt as an alternative to my purple skirt, which I’ve been wearing about 5 times a week all winter. I love that I can be working in our apartment in my leggings, and then just throw on either of these skirts and drive to dinner or do errands on my bike.

denim skirt, made by Julianne denim skirt, made by Julianne

I used the wrong side of a denim remnant (about 1/2 yd, $.50) with a tiny bit of stretch. The waistband was pieced together from denim scraps. The silver linen waistband was a long, narrow strip left over from a friend’s painting. And the back pockets are from my husband’s button-up shirt. The zipper and button were also from my stash.

tank top, made by Julianne lycra leggings, made by Julianne

The tank top also came from Fabric Planet’s remnant bin (1/2 yd, $.50!), and is copied from a tank that my mom sent a few years ago. It’s a slinky cotton jersey, and seems to go with everything I own. The striped straps are scraps from leggings. I also made a pair of panties using the leftover fabric and some elastic from my sewing cabinet.

I made the leggings using two remnants of medium-weight lycra ($1). They’re stretchy, neutral, and have been keeping me warmer than I expected. I’ve been very discriminating against synthetics, but now I’m trying to expand my mind.

It’s a completely new outfit, and while I certainly didn’t need more clothes, each piece is very versatile. Although I bought new fabrics, I also used up a few pieces in my stash. I think this outfit was $9 well spent!

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