We’ve just had a delivery of our signature Fully Fashioned Stockings with a contrasting red seam delivered so I thought now was the time to do a little feature on them.
The seam on fully fashioned stockings is sewn by hand using a mini overlocker, it’s this overlocked seam that hold the stockings together. If you look closely you’ll see the tiny little stitches which look rather like a vertical ladder.
We take the easy option when it comes to our red seamed Fully Fashioned Stockings: the stockings are made as normal, with the usual seam. Then a seam in a contrasting colour is simply sewn on top. We’re lucky we can do this as our factory has red yarn in stock. It takes very little yarn to add a contrast seam to stockings, but the yarn has to be ordered in bulk which is why we’re not able to do other colour combinations: the cost of the yarn would by far outweigh the cost of the nylons!
Ah, but what about Full Contrast Fully Fashioned Stockings you might ask? The black yarn will be used for the foot, seam and welt and then dyed to the colour the customer requires. So a batch of Full Contrast would be made with a ‘greige’ (undyed) leg and black foot, seam and welt. The nylons can then be dyed with a mix of leg colours.
There are still a few issues with this: the dye bath has high minimums so we often have to wait until we have enough products we want in, for example, chocolate before everything is dyed.
We do hope to bring you some more interesting Fully Fashioned Stockings later in 2018, so keep your fingers crossed!
Fully Fashioned Red Seamed Stockings by What Katie Did
Pencil Skirt: House of Foxy