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Topic: American Apparel Thigh High Socks for Thunder Thighs!  (Read 57597 times)
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« on: October 22, 2008 02:44:46 PM »

i LOOOVE these socks! i think it'd look HOT on my luscious thunder thighs....  Cheesy

however it's obvious that it wouldn't fit a plus sized woman.

i started to crochet some, but i know that it's not gunna be the same. any of you ladies might know where i can find a pattern, tutorial or similar fabric to get the same affect to fit my thighs?

i'm a size 26/28 (height 5'5) and these are my thighs (LOL)

any suggestions? it seems fairly easy but i dont know where to start!!! Sad


« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 07:10:58 PM »

My Mom and I were looking at these, 'cause it just seems easier to buy 'em. I hope this is ok to post on here, lol.
He/She has plus size thigh high socks.

« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008 07:30:53 PM »

awesome! thank you!
i'm gunna email them and ask whats the stretch in inches!
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008 08:26:31 PM »

you are amazing! I have not seen those before, but fell in love as soon as I saw them. I don't have any patterns, but I think that doing a pattern for leggings or cigarette pants could work of you just added feet.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008 08:43:53 AM »

^ not a bad idea. its just the matter of which fabric would i use and how can i make it stay up on my thighs.. elastic thread maybe?? *shrugs*

« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008 11:54:18 PM »

You would probably want a fabric that has at least a little bit of lycra in it so they won't get all stretched out while you're wearing them.

maybe to make it stay up you could sew elastic (probably needs to be a little bit wide and kind of soft) to the top edge then turn it down to the inside of the sock? kind of like a built in garter at the top. If you didn't mind the top edge not being plain you could use a stretch lace to finish it or maybe a ribbed knit cuff?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008 09:40:25 AM »

^ great idea!
i was also thinking about making a banded top to it.. and possibly putting in a "drawstring" (more like satin ribbon) in it just in case it might slide down

right now i'm just imagining making it like some leggings. i just gotta "draft" how to make the foot part so it wont look so awkward...

« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 05:10:26 AM »

I have no idea how to make them, I just wanted to say that I wish my thighs looked that good!
Love to see what you come up with!! Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2008 03:54:42 PM »

lol, thx shellie

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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2008 08:14:11 PM »

I'm in the process of making a duct tape leg form, hopefully this will be an easier way to make my own stockings and such. I really wanna make these in clear vinyl; http://www.yandy.com/Vinyl-Lace-Up-Back-Leggings.php      

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2008 02:34:10 AM »

Maybe this is way out there, but a pair of garters to hold them up would be kind of sexy.
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008 08:28:25 AM »

girl, garters dont work in my favor. i have a high jacked booty and the straps in the back cant even go pass my butt even when the strap is lengthened Sad

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2008 11:44:49 AM »

Maybe sewing a piece of elastic would do the trick, if it wasn't too tight, just tight enough to hold them up. 
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2008 01:54:15 PM »

yeah, elastic is what i've been having in mind. i just gotta wrap my head around on how to sew this freggin sock!!!

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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2008 05:52:01 AM »

Just be sure you use a wide elastic 1 1/2 " or wider if you can find it, so it doesn't cut into your legs.  I wouldn't encase the elastic, but topstitch it to the inside of the legs.

I'm thinking for trying to sew some of these socks myself....

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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2008 02:48:49 PM »

ladies, my hunt is still going strong!!

i went to sewingpatterns.com and saw a pattern for fleece socks. one by Green Pepper and another by Jalie

searched on youtube and found this vid by Jalie on how to sew up the sock using the pattern : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRxt1Bonwhk  <---- looks easy peasy!

i aint gunna spend over $10 to buy the pattern from sewingpatterns.com, however i'm highly considering on going to my local joanns and hoping they have the Green Pepper pattern and use my Joann's coupon


i'm gunna look at my leggings pattern (McCall's 5394 i believe) and see what the measurements look like for the thigh part and just combine the pattern

ORRRRRR i'm gunna draft a sock like it was suggested from this site (http://www.theconversationcafe.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-11011.html) and see what happens

overall, i dont wanna use stretch fleece. but fleece doesnt seem that expensive to not experiment with

i dont know where i could find the exact fabric content that basic white socks are made out of. i know its ribbed knit, but i thought maybe its a rougher texture.  Huh

any [more] thoughts ladies?

« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008 08:53:32 PM »

Okay, a last minute post!!  I just bought a fabulous pair of thigh high fishnets, and then remembered that I didn't have a garter belt.  So I used what holds the universe together:  That's right, ladies, I busted out the duct tape Smiley  Now, I was wearing a dress, so I didn't need to hide it, but if you were wearing socks, you could just do a little tape loop for the front and back of each, and you'd be golden.

My other thought for this experiment is Ribbing.  It's the stuff they use at the necklines and wrists of sweatshirts.  It's basically a heavy, stretchy knit.  I will first point out that it is a *wee* bit expensive, but you can buy it knit as a tube, so you wouldn't have a back seam, just the hem. Also, you could just use it for the top couple of inches, and use the stretchy fleece for the socks.

Please post pics when you are done, I can't wait to see what they look like!!

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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2008 07:27:39 AM »

Hips and Curves http://www.hipsandcurves.com/ plus size lingerie.  they have EVERYTHING in some really well endowed sizes - I actually got something that was to big!  (NEVER EVER happens to me)  I found this site working on my costume for the Rocky Horror Picture show. I did however have to reienforce my garter clips, they were cheep plastic and broke almost immediately, but I took a pair of the elastic bands that snug bedsheets (they have metal clips at the ends, and elastic between to hold the sheet on the bed) died them black, sewed lace and ribbon to them and attached to my garter belt - they work like a champ, look exactly like garter clips, just industrial, still look small on me, and have been used to drive the men wild.  Wink

On another note - the socks.  I knit thigh High socks, following a regular thigh high pattern - except one thing, where the pattern said cast on 90 stitches on size 3 needles, I cast the 90 stitches on a size 8 needle.  this made the top of the sock the size of a hat! which fit around my leg.  I then worked the pattern as written.  I did try it on ALOT to make sure the length and decreases were going to work over my legs.  work some elastic (the sticky kind, not the covered kind) into the top, sew it in, or get garter clips.  I think i used the thigh high sock on Knitty.com


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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008 09:31:27 AM »

i dont know what size you are, but hips and curves run small (based on their size chart)

actually, when i initially posed this question, i started crocheting a thigh high sock (i'm not a knitter)

and i stopped because i had a feeling that it wasn't gunna work, like it was gunna be too thick for my desire

« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008 06:34:52 PM »

Really!? small?  I am a 3x queen in stockings, and I believe about a 5x in the other stuff  (Jeans size 24, shirt size 20/22; true pear shape)(i dont get bras there 38 DDD or 38 F depending on cut tho)  I do admit I ordered about two years ago, and the site was a bit different.  try google (I have found some very large kinky stuff that way)

For the crochet - i know this would suck, but try smaller.  It looks like you have a regular DK weight there in your sample, go with a baby or lace weight and try a swatch, start at the top if you dont like it you can add a little lace and have a garter, which can be quite sexy. 
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2008 02:52:38 PM »

girl, i did complete the ribbing to fit around the thigh and a lil bit of the leg (like 5 inches in) then i stopped. i'm not gunna agonize myself doing such project crocheted, i dont have the patience Cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2009 11:00:28 PM »

I have the same problem...I hope you were able to get what you wanted....btw you are too cute lol sorry just had to add that XD 

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2009 07:43:06 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009 03:37:18 PM »

Ok, for starters- I feel you. Seriously. I have a serious booty and thunder thighs (like 30"!) myself. Purchased garters never work for me, even from Lane B or other plus size places because the strap will never go over my rear and stay snapped in place. My suggestion, make one yourself or alter the straps on one that the waist fits. Garter belts and stockings are too sexy on ample bootied babes not to have some. But I digress...

I've bought plus size thigh high socks that actually fit my ginormous thighs from sockdreams.com, but they don't have the kind you're looking for. I'm just saying, they have cute stuff is all.

As for your sports socks, I'd try the white ribbing, although it can be kinda expensive, and I'd sew elastic under the stripes as well as at the top. Just don't make your elastic too tight- that makes it curl down and roll away (so annoying!).  Don't most men's sock have a fold-over on the top anyway? Or a thicker area.... I don't remember right now.
I'm not sure if they'll stay up without garters, but if you do extra elastic bands if might. I think they'd be super hot if you can get them made and I'd love to see pics. Good luck!

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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2009 05:26:36 AM »

hmm as another plus sized woman... i wonder if buying two pairs and sewing them together would work?

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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2009 02:40:45 PM »

hmm as another plus sized woman... i wonder if buying two pairs and sewing them together would work?

Hmm...that's a pretty good idea, actually!

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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2009 01:58:58 PM »

i actually bought the american apparel socks to try them on. of course they don't fit my thighs (more like knee hi's on me).

then i bought the sock pattern from Green Pepper to see if i can test sew them up in fleece. i'm lazy, so i haven't done any sock sewing to test this all out..

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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2009 02:59:52 PM »

I'd love to see how it works out.

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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2010 12:21:31 AM »

OMG I am soooo anxious to see what you came up with Keena... I am extra tall & thick.... 6'3 225lbs size 16 and I love these socks but... with a 41 inch inseam the come just above the knee (NO LIE) LOL

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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2010 07:21:19 AM »

This a SERIOUSLY sexy project and I am dying to see how it turns out!

I love thigh high socks but have the twin devils of awesome thunder thighs and being a Stumpy McStumperton, so shop-bought high socks always end up too tight at the thigh and, if I can get them all the way up, about 6 inches too long!

If this project works out I may just have to shamelessly copy you!

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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2010 12:44:58 PM »

i have spent my whole life trying to figure out this exact same thing! well, no, that's a lie. but i did think to myself 'i need some thigh high socks that fit me' at least twice and i, too, do not get along with garter belts. i think some sort of wide elastic at the top would work, but i guess it would have to be a specific kind to not slide off. also i think the sock itself should be of a lycra-type fabric so it wont lose shape when stretched!

if any of you ladies figures out how to make this work, i would love to hear about it and maybe see a picture or two?
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« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2010 02:33:22 AM »

rubber tension tape might work, I'm sure you can get it in clear as well as coloured.

or Gripper elastic?


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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2010 08:29:41 PM »

I have the sort of calves where I can't pull normal socks up all the way without having them look all stretched out and wonky. I'm scared of those American Apparel ones and I really wanna see what you come up with.

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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2010 09:44:27 PM »

Any updates on this? This something i want to try for sure...

Thoughts: Could you get the black ribbing for the sock bit (who says they can't be tube socks?) and for the white 'athletic stripes' why not have that as exposed elastic? Kill 2 birds with one stone... that's like 3 bands of elastic to hold them up and also deals with the stripes... This mind you from the girl who sews trial and error, not to sure if this actually feasible... sounds good though in my head haha

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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2010 07:13:03 PM »

i cant believe this thread is still going. due to my procrastination and other incessant projects i haven't even touched this thigh high socks project yet. However i'm happy to read all of the suggestions and ideas cuz i'm soaking it all in.

« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2010 03:05:15 PM »

You know, the biggest issue that I find with any sort of over-the-knee sock is that they want to bind up and roll down.  This is a really great project because there seems to be such a small niche for bigger women, despite how many of us there are. =(

« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2010 12:34:49 PM »

Learn to knit. Size 1-4 DPNs. Learn a toe up pattern.
I have been looking for good sock yarn, sport yarn, or even worsted weight yarn, in elastic cotton, wool, silk (yeah right!) or bamboo blend. It helps to have nylon over 2%. It is very hard finding ones that aren't $10 and striped.

I'm really upset at how expensive just getting some cotton or wool is. Ok... $5 of 2oz of yarn will cover maybe... mid calf? And 8 skeins for both?

Acrylic will be horrible though, or so I hear. If we don't use it for socks, wouldn't use it for thigh highs. I get much sweatage on the feet and calves. If you have sweatage between the legs, that might be very bad choice. (late spring, summer, early fall).

Last but not least, to keep them up, perhaps consider elastic at the top, covered in fabric. Or you could wear garter belt.
The thigh highs I have have latexy rings so that they stick to the skin. And then they also lace up like mini-corsets.

Or, I don't know. You could try jersey, with two seams. I've always been thinking of that.

Ebay is a great place to find plus sized lingerie and leg gear.
Have to ship them in fron Hong Kong though. Look on plus sized lingerie websites too.
Ebay is where I got my corsets. Plastic boning, but they really look good. And this same place had thigh highs with bows on them (also do want). So they must have similar styles.
Search for "thigh high stockings #X". (Replace #).

Btw those stockings look AWESOME. I want, I want.

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Bought kneehighs and thigh highs there. Said it was 1x and one size fits all. They LIE. They lied to me. And that's how I knew the world was cruel.
These stockings had little black hearts down the front. And looked so creamy and smooth and cute and sexy. But I couldn't get them past midthigh.
Gonna try some modification with that...

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