Yesterday I was searching and searching my house for a bandeau to prevent an inevitable wardrobe malfunction. I have a bunch, but I couldn't find any. Anywhere. I NEEDED one to wear under a specific dress, so I decided to make one. I have a huge fabric stash, but sometimes it feels daunting to go through it all. I was in a hurry... and maybe feeling just a little lazy. Anyway, I found these tie-dye leggings that I wore maybe once and decided they would do.
I cut just below the elastic on the waist and just above the (ahem) crotch. I tried it on, decided how tight it needed to be and then stitched a straight line there. I cut off the excess and put it on. It was that simple. If you like a more finished look, you could definitely hem the top and bottom, but honestly, I don't care a bit about the rolled edges.
I'm probably going to end up doing this with all of my old leggings just because it's super simple and gives them new life. Plus, I can never find the things when I need them, so it never hurts to have a few extra. ;)