Do you ever see something pretty and think I NEED that in my life? I may have done it once or twice with red and white toadstools and concrete pots. Most recently, I did it a couple of weeks ago at the markets.
A woman took off her boots to try on some shoes and the things I thought were frilly socks over her stockings were a kind of lacy garter – genius! No stuffing big bulky sock in boots. I needed the frilly-whatevers in my life.
I can’t actually crochet, so I turned to a quick fix and raided my doily stash, again. In case you missed my love of a doily reinvention, here is my doily as Statement Necklace and doily as Christmas Decoration.
Below is a picture of my first run. They’re a bit floppy and if you look really closely you can also see my, ahem, attempt at re-heeling boots.
My first run needed some tightening and elastic to stay in place.
So make sure you make yours are a firm fit, okay not circulation cutting, but you get what I mean. This is also the reason why this wouldn’t work for mid-calf boots.
Is there something pretty that you need in your life right now?
- Doily place mat or similar
- Cute buttons, optional
- Needle and thread
- Snip the place mat in half, along the length.
- Roll the rough cut edge over a little bit and sew along it, as a hem to stop the crochet from falling apart.
- Measure the circumference to fit around the top of calf. It needs to be a firm fit, otherwise it will drop down while you’re walking.
- Sew the two ends together at the point you measured, sewing from top to bottom to avoid floppiness.
- Thread elastic through the lower side and tie in a knot to help cuff to stay in place.