White Linen Bias Cut Elizabethan Stockings

This was my first attempt at bias cut 16th Century stockings, although I had wanted to try my hand at making them for quite some time. Like my first pair of cloth hosen, they were much easier than I had expected that I feel rather silly for not attempting them earlier. I based my pattern off of several extant examples depicted in Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion 4.  I draped my pattern for them directly on my husband’s leg using muslin. I made up a muslin mock up to tweak the fit slightly before making these final linen ones. The stockings came out very nicely and I hope soon to have pictures of my husband actually wearing them. 🙂 They are machine sewn with no visible machine stitching. I have plans to make fully handsewn hosen for both of us soon and I’m planning on embroidering the clocks for mine.  For more information or if you are interested in creating you own stockings I have an eBook available covering my research, construction techniques, and a tutorial on how to create your own.

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