keskiviikko 21. syyskuuta 2011

Late 18th century stockings

These were sewn from 100% silk knit fabric that I cut in to panels shaped like the frame knitted panels that silk stockings were frequently constructed from in the 18th century. The frame knitted stockings were whip stitched together and I wanted to use the same technique. Luckily it worked well as the fabric didn't ravel easily and the whip stitching finished the raw edges even with just a few millimeters seam allowance. I chose all white coloring, because that seems to have been the most fashionable in the later century. I decorated the stockings with simple silk embroidery.

I drafted the stocking pattern myself based on my leg measurements.