I was very surprised about the great response concerning my rather long and detailed posting of how I created “my very first fitted medieval stockings sewing pattern“.
But on the other side I was also very glad that you enjoyed my medieval stockings tutorial because it me took many hours to put it together. 🙂
Yes, I worked several days at the medieval stockings tutorial. And every time I thought that I was finished and started proofreading it, I remembered even more details and extra information I wanted to add and share with you. *lol*
…and well, even after I already posted the tutorial, I had the feeling like I had even more which I could add. Waking up the next morning I definitely knew what it was – some more information about the finalization of the basic fitted medieval stockings sewing pattern. 🙂
So, ok, where did we stop in the last posting? As far as I remember, we just stopped with the picture of the final result showing my just fitted basic fabric pattern for medieval stockings and here it is again:
…and waking up the next morning I remembered several important details which will save you a lot of work when you use the pattern for the very first time.
They might sound minor to you – but they can be enervating if you forget them. *lol*
1) Mark the parts properly
The very first thing you should actually do – maybe even as long as the fabric is on your foot or shortly after you took it down and cut off the excess fabric – mark both parts on the front with “left leg” or “right leg” – depending on the leg you used.
This is especially important for the foot part. I even marked the sides where the foot part fits in with “L” for left and “R” for right – on the leg and on the foot part of the pattern. A proper marking on the parts will save you a lot of headache later while you are working with this pattern.
2) Transfer the first basic pattern to paper
As it is easier to work with a paper pattern then with a (much too flexible) fabric pattern, you should copy the pattern to some paper. As we will adjust this pattern later for for wool fabric, you might like to mark the pattern with “basic stocking pattern”.
3) Seam allowance added?
…and well, I guess many of you know this feeling – you get out a sewing pattern you want to work with and wonder if it is with or without seam allowance. It really helps to leave a small note with the information “add seam allowance!”.
Well, this are just minor details concerning the pattern finalization but you can really save a lot of time by marking your stocking pattern properly. Knowing that my sister Mor wants to fit her very first medieval stockings pattern this weekend, I feel much better now by adding this extra information. 🙂
And well, I have great news for you – as soon as I am back from the Alabama Renaissance Fair this weekend, I will start working at my posting of how you can adjust this basic pattern for wool. Yeah, there is still some final fitting work to do if you want a perfect fitted pair of medieval stockings. But you don’t need to be concerned about the next step – with fitting your very own pattern you already mastered the most difficult part!
Btw. I just found the pictures of the sewing process of a pair of stockings on my computer as well as of how I embroidered them… Soon there is a lot you can look forward to concerning “medieval stockings”… 😀
If you want to read more about this project you can find my medieval stockings tutorial here: