As soon as I got home and was settled I made a paper pattern of my foot for the sole then I started with some muslin fabric for the pattern. I draped and pinned strips of fabric to my leg and determined where the side seam and gussets should be.
I trimmed off excess fabric to make them fit properly. Then I copied the paper sole pattern onto fabric adding enough fabric at the sides for the gussets - I know in period maybe they would have used simply a tiny triangle to fill in the space but for me this worked!
|Fabric draping to create stocking pattern.|
|Final patterns laid on the bias|
So far these should be great! The patterns however don't look anything like patterns I have seen online.
Wish me luck! I will probably be stitching them up tomorrow!