Last Thursday I took a special order for nine Christmas Stockings and over the weekend I got busy getting them all done. All were to be made using the same gorgeous linen (almost a burlap color) and five were to be designed for three women and two girls and the other four for two men and two boys... Whew~big job!!!!
When working with almost only vintage lace and linen complements it's sometimes a challenge to get everything to look beautiful without being too matchy-matchy! Today I finished the male stockings and thought I'd give you a little peek at what they came out like. I love the simple and uncomplicated lines and how they are easily differentiated from the ones with more of a feminine flare. All the girl stockings are made similar to the one you see at the top!
No lace or frills for the boy stockings! The woman who placed the order only wanted linen and vintage buttons on them. So...this is what I came up with..
Opted to fray the linen on the front for some textured accents and changed each one of them up just a bit so they were similar, but not identical!
A couple have toe and heel patches and all four have a fringed ruffle around the top!
Simple cotton/linen backings and linings...
Tonight I'll be working on the balance of the order and then I'll be smiling BIG!
Hope your week is wonderful. Continuing to look forward to better days and sharing more thoughts and ideas with you.
(Thank you for your prayers!)
Love and blessings~