Today's pattern of the day is super unique. I know it's not really along the lines of what most of us sew but it's just so unique I had to pass it on.
Have you ever in your life seen an ANTIQUE stocking pattern?! This Butterick 1200 is available for a limited time on ebay so grab a peak before it's gone!
When I think of Victorian stockings I think of women and 'working age' children running knitting machines in some stocking factory, I seldom think of the average American woman sitting at home and stitching them herself. Who knew?
Here's a pair of beautiful Edwardian (post Victorian) embroidered silk stockings that are for sale on etsy.
And another set of children's silk stockings with matching rosette clips for sale here.
If you're interested, there's a really interesting article on the history of the stocking here.
Here are some pictures of lovely Victorian era "pin-ups" in stockings.
And what does a girl need to keep her pretty stockings from puddling around her ankles? Why, a Garter Belt Corset, of course! That's right ladies, it's done! The French Corset Garter Belt can be made with or without boning and has multiple closure options.
Not only have I got a new pattern for you, but very, very soon I'll be collaborating with another blogger to have a joint sew along with this pattern! That's your heads up to start buying your satin and boning now! I'll announce more tomorrow along with a giveaway!
Oh, I am very excited about this one! Can't wait for further details on this - and I promise to actually join in on this sew along rather than just talk about it ;) Hopefully your sew along will be within the next month or so, because I should have no excuses not to join.ReplyDelete
Anne, the sew along will probably start in a few days and I really hope you can join. I'd love your feedback throughout the whole process!Delete
I would love to sew my own stockings but have no clue where to find the proper fabric. There's a tutorial for seamed stockings here: http://vivianvondimples.blogspot.com/2010/03/seamed-stockings-tutorial.html Pretty awesome! Oh, I'm headed to the fabric store this weekend so I can finally whip up some of your wrap tops :) Have a fab weekend, sweetie! xReplyDelete
Brittany, I can't wait to see what you make from those blouse patterns! Thanks for sharing the stocking tutorial. I wonder if there's maybe a super-fine silk jersey for such a thing.Delete
I am really excited for the details of this one as well! This pattern looks lovely as does the other! The other one is closer to my size and I don't think I am ready for grading a pattern yet, so I think I am going to try that one first. Well after I get a few easy garments out of the way (I don't want to tackle too hard of a project first and get discouraged). What level would you pick these patterns to be at?ReplyDelete
Brandy, I would say that these patterns are on the easy side of intermediate. That's the great thing about the sew-along though, is it simplifies it so that a beginner can learn everything as they go along.Delete
Thank you so much for posting my pattern! You have a really fun blog! :]ReplyDelete
OOoh I really want to do this as I could always do with more garters :-DReplyDelete
Will it be easy to grade down do you think? And will it be covered in the sewalong? I'm really interested in participating because I've not done a sewalong before OR ventured into undergarments.
Ooh, this sounds amazing and the pattern looks gorgeous too! It'll be my first structured under garment. How exciting!ReplyDelete
I am soooo excited about this sew-along! I'm already plotting what to do...ReplyDelete
Can I ask what sort of fabrics you'd recommend and/or would say to definitely avoid? Also, what sort of boning - spiral steels or cut steel lengths (or something else??)?