90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

May 30, 2019

Goodness me.  Let’s talk about some things that I photographed / tested for and totally never posted on here!!  My goal is to catch everything up and to stay current, unlike my most recent performance of blogging and getting way behind on all the things.  Because I made my own socks and that should be talked about!!  Am I right?

Last October, the Made for Mermaids team released a whole slew of patterns that were pretty darn well themed around the classic 90’s movie “Clueless”.  It is the easiest way to see what in-fashion meant in that specific era, and it’s also a ridiculous movie that I have watched a million times.  I also blame Clueless for being one of the reasons I love Paul Rudd as much as I do.

Kneehigh socks were for sure a staple element of a 90’s wardrobe.  Except for mine.  Because I’ve always had mammoth calf muscles and tall boots / knee high socks were never in my cards.  Luckily, I’m living in 2019 and I have the skill of sewing and a fun new pattern, so I can make socks that don’t squeeze the life out of my legs.

There are multiple heights and sizes for these 90’s Socks.  And they are unisex!  So you can go around taking all of your scrap fabrics and make every single person in your family and friends lists a pair of custom socks.

Of course, as these were sewn back in October, I grabbed some sweater knit and made some cute socks to wear under my boots.  They peek out just lightly and got a lot of wear this past fall/winter season around the house.  When you live in a big, old house that has drafty doors and windows and wood floors everywhere, you need all the layers you can get.

The pattern itself comes together really easily.  It truly is a scrap buster, with only needing four small pieces per sock.  The trickiest part is easing the heel onto the leg pieces but I promise you can do it.  The directions are clear and it just takes a couple of pins and a little bit of patience.  I made a few pairs for Bennett and Louis, we just failed to get photos because (not shockingly) taking photos of your feet is hard.

What do you think?  Will you be attempting some socks of your own?


Pattern: 90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

Fabric: Ribbed Sweater Knit from JoAnn Fabrics


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