Children's socks provided the spiffy stripes for these garments. Left to right: Tunic/mini dress cut from one sock, no side seams, with sock ribbing as lower hem. The sock was slit for the armholes, and neck and armholes were finished with a narrow hem zig-zag stitched in place. (Pattern 110D).  

His sweater (from pattern 210A) used the tops of 2 socks, cut with the centre front of the pattern on the side of the sock, and the sock ribbing forming the lower hem. The sleeves needed to be cut slightly shorter, and were finished with a narrow hem and zig-zag stitch. The ribbing from the cut-aways at the shirt sides were stitched together to provide a piece long enough for the neck ribbing. 

Her T-shirt used one sock top, cut from pattern 110A but with no side seams, with the sock sides slit to form the armholes. The armholes and neck were finished with narrow black ribbing applied as a binding. 


Left to right: His T-shirt is cut from the feet of 2 classy men's socks with Patterns 210A. The sleeves and lower hem were finished with a narrow hem zig-zag stitched, and the neck was finished with a strip of the sock fabric. (The sock tops had been used for another shirt, with the excess ribbing used for waistband and wrists on a co-ordinating jacket.) 

His Italian-style sweater started as children's sock, used inside-out. The shirt was cut from the feet of the socks with Pattern 210A; the sleeves were hemmed, and the waist and neck were finished with black ribbing. 

Her sweater was cut from the top of 1 woman's sock, using the sock ribbing as waist hem, with Pattern 110A. The sleeves were cut shorter, and sleeve and neck hems finished with narrow hem and a zig-zag stitch. 

Left to right: His sweater (Pattern 210A) was the tops of 2 women's rayon socks, cut with the sock ribbing as waist finish. The sleeves were hemmed with a zig-zag stitch, and the neck was bound with a strip of the sock fabric. 

Her sweater (Pattern 110A) was cut from the toe of a man's sock; neck, sleeves, and waist were narrow hems with a stretch stitch.

Her tunic top was cut with Pattern 110A from the top of a rayon sock, leaving the wide ribbing in place as lower edge. The sleeves were considerably shortened, and sleeve and the lowered neck hems were zig-zag stitched in place.