by Catherine L. Tully
Leg warmers are a standard item for most dancers, and the quest to find the perfect pair is an ongoing search. Everyone has different requirements for how they fit and what they look like. When Sara Pickin (and her husband Ryan) reached out to 4dancers to review their version, we were anxious to check them out…
We asked to get one of each style – they offer both a regular and a longer version (Regular – approx. 57 cm / 22″ Extra long – approx. 72 cm / 28″), made from a cotton/polyester blend (90/10%). The cuffs also have elastane in them so they stretch well and retain their shape.
Hand-made is a big sell for me on anything, and these cute leg warmers are no exception. I love the idea that someone actually took the time to create them, and put care into the work. It makes you feel good to put them on! You can tell that thought was put into the design, down to the little stamped card (pictured) that came with hand-written wash instructions.
The leg warmers were comfy, and I liked the slouchy look, as well as the fact that they stayed up better than others I’ve had. They were warm without being bulky, and cute enough that I could wear them to teach or with my cowboy boots out and about. The company name these two have created is “jaffic” – and there are many different color styles to choose from. You can even give them custom measurements if you like and they will make them to fit.
If you’re interested in checking out their work, take a look at their Etsy store and browse around!