fashionable short or long spats in different designs
Several years ago I bought a pair of ancient-designed short spats on ebay... I loved them and tried to copy... you can have a look at the original designer's website (linked) they're so great!
I also tried to do some modern ones, but I love to wear the ancient-stile-short-spats in combination with 7/8 or 3/4 trousers, that looks fabulous...
Unfortunately I didn't take photos while doing it, but I try to explain...
Pattern ist for a short heel... (actually shorter than on my pics, but I don't care...)
you can adjust for a higher heel by changing the baseline of the pattern following your shoe sole... (and adjust the raise at the bridge of the foot...:D )
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Transfer the measures by:
First make a straight orthogonal line in the middle of the pattern, measure the height.
Then elongate the frontline (shin) of your spat pattern (straight and a little bit foreward...)
Then mark the circumference-halves from the frontline.
connect the points and there you have your adjusted pattern.
Then ADD SEAM ALLOWANCE!!! And cut your pieces from fabric and lining (each piece 2x, normal and inverted)
you then have 4x the pieces you can see on the left (for the short spats)
For spats with eyes in the back, just take the black piece from the pattern 2x (the left one on the left), if you want a gap between the two parts for a nicer lacing, shorten it a little in parallel to the back line.
Pin the rest and sew around the whole thing (red line), again clip the curves and the corners!
Leave the side open (of the green piece in the pattern) or in case of the high spat, the top-seam, to turn the whole thing to the right side.
close the seam by hand (or machine, for the side part is hidden by the closure and if you have to close the top-part, you can hide it by adding some lace...)
add snap-buttons to close your spat (or eye's if you're doing the other version, but first practice to add eyes, they can cut through your entire fabric... :( And don't cut the holes for the eyes, take an Awl!)
Though it's not the season:
If you wan't to make the scarf too
(best scarf you'll ever wear! :D you don't even need a coat anymore... :D )
take the same fabric, cut a piece of 2m (78 Inch) x 45cm (18 Inch),
Take polar fleece for the lining (best take the same color as for the spats lining)
sew right to right, turn, close... finished!!
Little girls will scream and pull their moms back to stare at you... The absolute Mary-Poppins-Effect :D
(you can make gloves too if you like...)