Monday, 25 May 2009

Quick slip of desperation

Last week I decided to wear my purple/grey knit dress (McCall 8557) to work. I'd made the dress from fabric I bought in Melbourne in March and the weather was right - not too hot and definitely not freezing. I had the shoes to match. Because I wore the dress to work, I wore stockings.

The problem was static cling (no picture required here) with my stockings. I felt like a cling wrap piece of chicken. In desperation, I found a stash of tricot knit that I bought at a factory clearance, measured my widest hip measurement (derriere) and cut the fabric so it was above the knee.

I grabbed some basic skinny white elastic and zigzagged it onto the waistline.

On the weekend I added this lace and it's kind of ruffled, when not stretched. I'll keep my eye out for some stretch boned coloured elastic and make a second 'quick slip' with a bit more time and skill.
I've since been told there are products to stop static cling ('chicken cling wrap), as well as rubbing moisturiser over your legs when you wear stockings.

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