|Photo taken from The Sewing Dork|
So I used them as a template:
Here are the socks that I used. They are called Cosy Toes which I found at a local discount store and they were perfect to use as they did not have a heel.
|Cosy Toe Socks|
So first I lay the socks on top of the stockings to measure the length. Use the elastic end of the sock for the bottom of the legs and cut the toe part off, leaving enough to fold and create a waistband.
Now for the gusset. When I think about it now that I have finished making these socks maybe having a heel would make the gusset part a bit easier but as these socks don't have a heal I used the piece's I cut off to make it.
I wanted the stripes to run the same way so I had to fold the template in half and make to triangle pieces that I sewed together.
|OK so sewing knitted fabric for the first time|
not so fun!!!!
Then I measured from the top of the waistband down to the bottom of the gusset to find out the length I need to cut the inside of the socks.
|measuring from top to the bottom of gusset|
|cut down one side of each sock|
Now pin and sew the gusset. I did one side at a time.
Now pin and sew the sides together. I did this one side at a time too!
When all piece's are sewn together turn down the top to make a waistband. I found that the stockings where narrow enough that they would just stretch over bub's bottom but if you want to add elastic just make sure that you leave a gap to do so.
And here is the finished product. I so glad that they turned out!!!
So why not have a go and if you make them out of sock's that have a heel I would love to know how you went so please send me a pic!