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Thread: SPATS The "new" rage...

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    Cool SPATS The "new" rage...

    My sis asked me to make her a pair of spats. She gave me a couple examples by one designer that is popular now.
    Has anyone else made any yet?

    Here is a link I googled to see what people are wearing now. They say to use men's suiting as the fabrics.

    http://www.google.com/search?num=10&....1.lGrHV_q9Ohc
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    Elegant leg warmers.

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    This is the first time I have heard of them. Very interesting. Good luck with getting your answer.

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    Spats have been around along time - must be coming back in to style...lol.
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    Those are gorgeous spats!! No ... I did not know they were coming back into vogue but it makes sense with the whole steampunk thing going on .. and spats are a fantastic idea ... 1 pair of shoes ... so many possibilities!!
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    DGD bought a pair at a boutique. By the time I made her a pair in a different color she said they were every where now and she wasn't wearing them. LOL . I think they are adorable for the young girls. I used the Pellon iron on heavyweight interfacing and heavy brocade fabric I found in drapes at the Goodwill. I added the lace to use as eyes for the shoe laces. Very easy to do.
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    I remember in my favorite book, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," the main character's brother who was 10 years old desperately wanted a pair for Christmas. The time period of the story was approximately 1915.
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    I have never heard of them before, but these are beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    I remember in my favorite book, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," the main character's brother who was 10 years old desperately wanted a pair for Christmas. The time period of the story was approximately 1915.
    That's my favorite book too!!! I used to have either a McCall's or Butterick or someone pattern for spats. It also had directions to make spats that went "to the knees" (think go-go boots!)
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    ​You did a wonderful job! I am thinking she is maybe into the Steam Punk movement and everything Victorian is very popular. Google Steam Punk costumes and you will see some of the accessories and outfits.

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    Those are so pretty! I'd rather wear spats like those than the clunky looking thick-soled jobs I see a lot of. Great job as always!
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    Wow, those are snazzy. Great job

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    Gee, I didn't make these girls. This was a picture of the designer's spats. I wish I did have them made already. That would be a great gift for christmas. She just mentioned them yesterday in an email to me and I thought maybe someone had made them and could direct me to where they got thier pattern.
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    Those are much prettier than the ones I wore in bootcamp!

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    Oh, heavens, NO! (My age must be showing)

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    I remember them from movies from the 20's & 30's. I guess what's old is new again!

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    I didn't realize they were back in style. I guess things really do come around every hundred years or so!

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    Reminds me of marching band uniforms back in the 50s.

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    Oh my goodness - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn!!!!!! I was just thinking about that book 2 days ago and was going to go re-read after the holiday - what a great book! Yep - spats have been around a long time huh??!!

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    Steampunk chic is the book I saw them in (GD is into that now, so I had to read up as to make her things) .. Its amazing what was old is now new ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    I remember in my favorite book, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," the main character's brother who was 10 years old desperately wanted a pair for Christmas. The time period of the story was approximately 1915.
    That is a good book! But I forgot about the spats.

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    I remember the book too. I didn't like it because I got very mad at the mother in the book and kept wondering how she could be so not caring about her DD. That was my take on it anyway. I need to re read it.
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    Steampunk has put tophats and corsets back in style, so why not spats? The ones in the pictures look like fun!
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    I never thought they would be back in style.

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    These were very popular in victorian times and were a normal part of a gents wardrobe. And during the time up through the 20's they were considered stylish for gentlemen to wear.

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