March 27, 2009

Wardrobe Refashion: New Socks


There are two things that I wasn't sure I would be able to handle with the Wardrobe Refashion Challenge: socks and underwear.


Despite having a seamstress for a mother who made a lot of my clothes growing up, those are the two things that I have always bought new from a big box store. I thought about stocking up on socks and underwear before the challenge, but I thought maybe that was cheating a little.

I have discovered on etsy that there is a ton of handmade underwear available. While much of it is a little too frilly and exciting for every day wear, there's plenty that just look comfortable and not too expensive.

As for socks, that was a little harder. So I thought, I'll tackle that first and then everything else will be easy. But... I don't knit. And I'm not interested in knitting. My mom is going to knit a pair of socks next. But I'm not holding my breath that they're for me or that I'll see them anytime this year, so I'd better figure it out on my own.

I remember seeing a pair of socks made from stretchy knit fabric on etsy, though now I can't seem to find them. So when I sat staring at my piles of fabric I started pulling out the stretchy-est fabrics I have. Here are my first two inventions.



I think it might need a little more tweaking in order to get excellent knee-high socks (my favorites), but these are both comfortable and cute.


Karen
Karen's Monsters

9 comments:

May Luk Ceramics said...

Very nice, I would even go one step further to Gocco print on them and make them very special. (You knw I am pattern crazy) Slouchy socks are in this year to wear with boots. You are ahead of the crowd.

persuede said...

tres cute!

Karen's Monsters said...

Aww thanks. I've never been ahead of the crowd before.

May, if you gocco print the fabric for me, I 'll make us both a pair of fun socks!

cakehouse said...

love this! i can't wait to try...

MaryAnne LoVerme said...

This threadbanger video shows how to turn old tees into underwear

http://www.threadbanger.com/post/10596/ruffeo-hearts-lil-snotty-how-to-make-boy-shorts

Karen's Monsters said...

You rock MaryAnne. I'm so there.

May Luk Ceramics said...

Karen; I just realized it's not so easy printing on nylon type fabric. We have to check with some silkscreen guru on the team - like, perhaps, Better Than Jam. But we can try rhinestone iron-on if you want some blink. Yours are nice and soxy, in a DIY way.

nordeasoaperie said...

love it!

Ikyoto said...

Talk about knocking our socks off...these are so fun!