Friday, December 8, 2017

Comfy Winter Boutique Blog Tour

Who thought I'd sew myself socks?!
I've been wanting to try out some of the sock patterns from The Wolf and Tree before so when the opportunity to do a blog tour came up, I knew I wanted to join.
I chose to sew up the Ladies Knock-Out Socks.

They're the perfect length for wearing in boots and they're great for when you want to keep your legs warm in the cold winters here! 
I chose to upcycle a turtleneck sweater I found at the thrift shop--I love a good upcycle. 
The neck part of the sweater became the optional heels and the rest is made of the body with a small part used from the sleeves for the bands.

When I saw the sweater, I knew that some of my vintage lace would be a perfect match to add that special touch. Who doesn't love a bit of lace peeking out over the top of boots?
The pattern has an optional top of toe seam as well as at the end of the toes, so I chose the top of the toe seam. 
I did have to slim the toe and front of foot part down a little from the pattern but otherwise, there are no modifications made. 
I do think with my fabric choice that I'd put elastic in the band next time or make the bands tighter. This fabric has a lot of stretch so they do start coming down after a bit of wear. If they were made with a fabric with better recovery they'd stay up better. 

Overall, I'm quite happy with the pattern and the socks. 
With the option of 2 way or 4 way stretch there are so many fabrics you can use.
Plus, there are a lot of options on how to finish the top to make them fit your style. 

All patterns in the shop are on sale until the end of the blog tour, so be sure to stock up on all the $5 and under patterns! 

The Wolf and the Tree Comfy Winter Boutique Blog Tour
Stitched by Jennie 
Cross Stitches Custom Clothing
Rikipedia Wear
The Wolf and Tree

The Sewing Scientist
Elli and Nels in Stitches

Kate Will Knit
Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Fabulous Home Sewn

Rebel and Malice
Blooming Skies

Lulu and Celeste


Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas!