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Topic: A stretchy long-sleeved tee(?) becomes a pencil skirt and knee high socks!  (Read 6474 times)
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chirel
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009 09:30:06 AM »

I love the socks. I've been thinking of sewing my own socks and now I'm wondering about one thing. Did you shape the heel somehow or are these tube-socks? And are there two seams? (One behind and one at the toes.)
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madisonpeach
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009 11:31:03 AM »

I love the socks. I've been thinking of sewing my own socks and now I'm wondering about one thing. Did you shape the heel somehow or are these tube-socks? And are there two seams? (One behind and one at the toes.)

 A sock-maker I am not, so this is how I did it:
I slid the sleeve inside out over my leg, making sure that it reached over my foot enough to close. I pinned it so that it fit snugly over my ankle, making the seam down the back of my leg, and the bottom of my foot. In hindsight, this was a bad idea, as I now had a tight tube of fabric, studded with pins, around my foot. I grabbed where I wanted the toe to close, and pulled it off my leg, poking myself multiple times, and keeping track of where I was holding. I crudely marked this point (I honestly don't even remember how) and once I was done sewing the contour of my ankle, I turned it flat (so the ankle seam was centered) and just sewed it flat closed. This results in socks with a wonky toe seam, but that's how I did it. Good luck!
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Eisoj5
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2009 09:35:07 PM »

I joined just now purely so I could comment on this post--I got a turtleneck at the thrift store today for a different project idea, remembered this post from surfing craftster and did the socks-and-skirt instead!  I still need to hem a few bits and maybe add some things to the skirt, but I had to comment and say thank you for the inspiration  Grin 

(My shirt was originally lined, so I don't have to worry about the see-through-ness, and I can wear it during the winter 'cause it's warm!)  I'll try to post pictures in this thread when it's done.
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chirel
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2009 12:49:03 AM »

Thank you, now I think I can visualize the process. Now all I need is some sleeves. It'll be fun to do it this way as I've made sleeves from socks before.
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madisonpeach
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2009 08:43:59 AM »

I joined just now purely so I could comment on this post--I got a turtleneck at the thrift store today for a different project idea, remembered this post from surfing craftster and did the socks-and-skirt instead!  I still need to hem a few bits and maybe add some things to the skirt, but I had to comment and say thank you for the inspiration  Grin 

(My shirt was originally lined, so I don't have to worry about the see-through-ness, and I can wear it during the winter 'cause it's warm!)  I'll try to post pictures in this thread when it's done.

I'm so glad I could inspire you! I can't wait to see the finished product.
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PrincessProcrastination
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2009 08:26:51 AM »

Great idea, they look really cute! I really want to try this, I can think of a few shirts of mine that are just begging to be transformed  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2009 07:06:58 AM »

Shazam! Those socks are rockin and the skirt is hotttt! Sizzlerama dude!
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ShiningStar
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009 10:07:13 AM »

Now that's creative!  I would have never thought to make the socks.  I love both the skirt and the socks.  But how did the sock idea come to you?
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madisonpeach
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2009 07:04:31 PM »

Now that's creative!  I would have never thought to make the socks.  I love both the skirt and the socks.  But how did the sock idea come to you?

Thanks. I'd been drooling over spats tutes for days and was trying to make some of my own. Being the incredibly lazy sewer that I am, of course I decided to make them out of something that was already a tube with a hemmed edge. But then, when I slid them over my legs to get a feel for measure, I knew they were meant to be socks. First, because the material was too thin for spats (for my taste anyways) and second cause they fit almost perfectly over my legs and I knew that adding a closure like I wanted would make them too small...
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Eisoj5
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2009 09:07:13 PM »

I wore my skirt and matching socks to Thanksgiving dinner tonight and got lots of compliments!  Smiley


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