So, finally I have time to post something. This weekend was busy! I have a couple of things to buy to finish 2 of my latest projects so hopefully those will be coming up in the next couple of days. Until then I'm going to talk about the stockings I made a year ago.
I never did get a chance to post them before Christmas last year on my regular blog because I was having some serious tonsil issues!!! I'm excited to show them now because they turned out better than I expected.
I really love this pattern style because they just felt more classy than some of the other stuff available. There are 3 sizes. The small ones are actually quite small. The medium ones are bigger than I anticipated but not nearly as big as the large ones which I would classify as ginormous because of how ridiculously huge the pattern pieces are! Anyhow, I did the medium size ones.
I think they used cotton on the stockings in the picture and they tell you to get this special jingle bell trim of which I did neither. I ended up using brocade and some trim that I thought went better with it. The brocade looks very nice and elegant but I don't recommend it unless you can get it super cheap (it's expensive!) and if you're ok working fabric that unravels VERY easily. If I can find it cheap enough this year I'm hoping to make a tree skirt to match them but we'll see.
Over all the pattern was very simple and easy to follow. I can't remember any instructions that would give anyone trouble and I also plan on using it again to make stockings for additions to the family.
Here is my work which the picture doesn't do justice for:
I haven't decided yet if I'm going to put names or initials on, or if I'm just going to randomly assign one each year. The first 3 are for the kids and Tekara and the last 2 are for Mom and Dad.
I'm rating this a 2 or 3 on the scale depending on what fabric you decide to use!