Thursday, August 20, 2009

I hate stockings... but no more...

Let me tell you a secret right here on world wide web...

I would like to wear dresses a lot more than i do but I just hate wearing stockings and lets face it, it´s not summer all year, so I need stockings. I have tried all kind of brands and material but no luck... I still felt like I couldn't breathe. I had an idea that suspenders could be something for me so I tried on some lacy black thing bought in a fine lingerie store and bought it. I could breathe but it left me with a not so pleasant porno-feeling that didn´t quite match up with the rest I was wearing and nor the person I am.




I love the fashion of the 1920´s and ever since I saw the movie Henry and June back in 1990´s I just haven't forgotten the movie poster. That's exactly the look I was aiming for. I have tried to explain it to many lingerie sales persons but all they did was look at me with a blank look in their eyes saying... "lady I have no idea what you are talking about, the 90´s that's a long time ago and who (the f...) is Henry an June, but if you are getting married I can show you our new and very sexy corset from Marie Jo !!..." No I am not getting married and I do NOT want a corset.




I Had the idea that when we went to Copenhagen I would look for elastic ribbons and suspender accessories in my all time favorite button shop Handler. I found just what I was looking for. Wide elastic cream coloured ribbon, Satin ribbon and buckles. Then I went to department store to find a pair of sturdy panties. Half an hour at the sewing machine and a lot of testing of where to position the little thingies, I had my interpretation of the Henry and June look. I ended up not using the satin ribbon realizing they would be too much. But there is a reason that the ribbon is there... they make it easier to put the stockings on, so I might try later maybe with some coloured ribbon to go with the panties...




I hate wearing everything synthetic so the stockings itself would have to be wool or Cotton. Silk would be an option but lets realize I am not Marie Antoinette... I found children cotton stockings at Hennes and Mauritz in the size 170 cl. That is fine for me. Since they are 95 % cotton I was capable of dying them in the colour I wanted. I just cut the stockings and left the raw edge there. It is perfect and very loose at the hips... comfortable...




Now I will keep my eyes open for cotton and wool stockings in colours I like and maybe even layer them up for colder days

So I am all set, I can be a real lady and wear dresses...



17 comments:

karen - from me to you said...

THANK YOU !!

i've been reading your blog for quite a longtime but I think it's my first comment.

I love wearing skirts in fall and even winter but hate the stockings I do love your idea a lot and I will try for the next season - thanks for sharing.

Christine--RHP said...

OK--now that's just cool! I think you may really start something with this idea....I love it!

elenagold said...

oh brilliant!

Ulrika said...

Hallå Mette!
Vad fint! Men du, de där avklippta barnstrumpbyxorna, sätter du fast dem med knappar likt den första bilden? Jag hatar också strumpbyxor! Mest för att de trycker åt magen så hårt, men för att de också är helt instängda!
Kram!

A Little Bunny said...

This site has fabulous thigh high and over the knee socks for fall and winter. www.sockdreams.com
I have used the sock garters they have too - very easy to make. Talking about long socks makes me almost ready for fall :)

HANNE said...

Herlig ide og dejligt fortalt med fotos og humor :O)

Dorthe said...

Fantastisk ide og fantastisk velskrevet. Cool blog, du har!

Anonymous said...

oh how cute! great idea.. and super sexy too!
diana
atouchofvintage.etsy.com

vermiljoen said...

what a great idea, and it looks damn good. I know the feeling of not being able to breathe... I should try this once, definetly!

smallVille shop said...

fantastic idea!

tantehilde said...

thank you so much for this idea!! I've tried out all sorts of stockings too and ended up with trousers all winter long...

meyer said...

same here, I just feel suffocated in stockings! I've been around lingerie shops here in germany too, but I gave up a couple of years ago... I wasn't able to find anything plain and simple. your solution looks great!

bigBANG studio said...

What a fabulous blog! I love that you have a bit of your work here and there (which is AMAZING), peppered with practical knowledge and all sorts of design ideas...just wonderful and full of SUBSTANCE, which many a design blog is lacking;) I look forward to reading more! Cheers and have a wonderful rest of your week in the studio, Lily from California xoxo

pamela said...

mette! come back to the internet! we need your amazing inspiration.

Villblomsten said...

Tusen Takk for en kjempgod ide !

:-)

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