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!