Saturday, May 1, 2010

DIY Knee length Stockings

I have always loved the knee length socks trend but they  can never really be worn here ,since the weather  in Bangalore never gets very hot neither does it get very cold . So what to do when you want to embrace a style with out getting baked?
Here's what i did , Cut a pair of stockings just above the knee and embroidered tiny dots on them  , Then stitched the elastic to hold them in place , to cover the thick ugly elastic, bought some expandable lace and sewed  it on top . Had to be extremely careful while sewing it since i did not want the stockings to shred.




53 comments:

  1. You are brilliant. BRILLIANT!!
    ...and this has reminded me to look for something for you...to put with the next batch ;)

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  2. the polka dots on the tights are great!

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  3. Sounds like some work but you did great, looks very cute!

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  4. ... so Mayday starts with trimmed stockings!... i wonder what it will be in June!...

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  5. Dude, you are, like, the QUEEN of DIY!!! :) This is brilliant!!!! :) You should make your own line of these knee-highs and sell! Seriously!

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  6. very cute! =]

    http://rachelnextdoor.blogspot.com

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  7. Sell is it ? kind of a long term plan :)

    thanks :)

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  8. More than these thigh-highs i like the skirt...or is it a dress? And I think the stockings look a bit tacky-the elastic part.Hmm.

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  9. Do they ? maybe with the next pair will do something better :) Its a skirt:)

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  10. Okay I have this pair of black somewhat of a fishnet stockings, though the pattern isnt really fishnet,some other intricate floral patterns. I got that when I got a dress and chanced upon and didnt give much of a thought as to where and with what to team it with. And now again they're sleepin in my closet. Any ideas?

    And hey, I love the tiny dots on your stockings...very chic!

    And yes, I have been for a quite a while now a Blore resident.:)

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  11. this is such a sweet diy, love it, I must try this! and btw, you are gorgeous!! thanks for stopping by & your sweet comment, hope to see you again soon :)

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  12. Oho miss DIY Queen strikes again!! Lovely job there!! Girl, I might just kidnap you to be my designer! :)

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  13. I love this DIY socks... very ingenious. Good work girl! xoxo

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  14. Clever girl!!!Very pretty!

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  15. Your stockings are SO CUTE! You did a great job. :)

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  16. you are the queen of DIY!!
    you should do tutorials sometime :)

    xoxo

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  17. Hey i have been a silen follower from quiet sometime..!!! these look awesome but can you tell me some other way to hide the elastic rather than the lace..??? can we get a tutorial on this one..??

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  18. Hey priyanka :) drop me an email will send you the tutorial :)and another way instead of the lace :)

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  19. The top of it can be worked better but sewing onto stockings can be a bitch, I suppose!

    I love the rhinestones tho :)

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  20. wow!! sewing the sequins on to stocking is one tough job.I love the lace on the top but can see the black elastic:-)still very impressed with ur workmanship!!

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  21. That's totally awesome! Love your DIY! Great work!

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  22. shruthi where do u get these ideas girl..i mean wow!!!

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  23. @sulagna : result of way too much time in hand :-)

    Thanks you guys :) will try to work on the finishing and put a new one with an outfit for sure:-)

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  24. it looks great..especially the lace...really nice....!! i luv it!!

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  25. great work. would like to see the rest of the outfit...follower request..

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  26. I likeys very much :)
    Save it up for some party you have to go for :)

    http://purple-peeptoes.blogspot.com/

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  27. really cute tights :)
    totally love it

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  28. Loving the pattern on these tights. Very cute, and chic at the same time.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments! There's an award waiting for you at my blog. :)
    Romany
    xx

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  29. so amazing! so creative and looks fab
    have a lovely week
    xx

    peterbellandtinkerpan.blogspot.com

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  30. wow...what an idea gurl...they look so nice...I loved the embroidery

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  31. Great idea. Love your shoes. Really enjoy reading about your life. xx

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  32. Great idea my dear! And you are never to old to say my best friend! xoxo

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  33. What a cool DIY, love the green color you chose!

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  34. How cool are those!
    A little bling where one could never imagine finding it:-)
    You are super duper Smrithi when it comes to DIY...unlike anyone I've ever known...

    There's a brilliant mind out there...keep it churning to bring out such fab outcomes...
    We are following n applauding all the way:-)

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  35. Nice job. Really well done. Hope you are having a great week.

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  36. Oh!! nice!!! cute! I'll follow you!!!!!;) take a look at mine!!!
    http://lauramito.typepad.com/blog/

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  37. So pretty! You've done well; great idea.

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  38. yes beautiful socks i am sure it looks good

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  39. Looks very very cute! How crafty!

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  40. very cute!


    xx
    Johanna
    ART, http://johannaurban.blogspot.com/

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  41. Thank you :)

    Your blog is full of beautiful picture and lovley clothes, I will definitely come back ;)

    xx
    Johanna

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  42. Very cute stockings! I like!:)

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  43. its so innovative and so pretty with red shoes!!!!m loving it!

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