This isn’t a tutorial per se, its more of an idea based on a loose theme of a vague concept….
I had the idea to use a vintage slip to make decorative stockings.
I traced a leg shape onto the folded slip. I cut four to make two stockings.
I wanted to fold the lace over, so I sewed them wrong sides together, except for the top near the lace, which is right sides together. This should start at least an inch below the lace, since it will be covered when the lace is folded over.
Then I used the bodice of the slip to decorate the toe area. I liked the way the ribbon was hooked inside so on this one I used the wrong side of the slip, and left the ribbon. I liked it so much that when I used extra ribbon for a hook I left the adjustable part of the strap intact. This all depends on how much you want it to look like a slip. I thought it was very dainty, though in this house it won’t be out in the living room, I assure you.
I still feel like they need some more embellishment, either with extra lace from the slip, or other things I have around. Some millinery flowers or pearl buttons would be lovely. About now my family thinks I’m a little crazy, but it was such a fun idea I just had to give it a try!
What do you think?