Here are some photos of women getting their stockings painted right on their legs! I can only imagine they must have had to wear the stockings until the paint dried, and they didn't use quick-drying acrylics in those days. Of course the paint went right through to their legs.
Historical Fortnightly Challenge
Date: April 15
Object: Painted 1920s stockings
The Challenge: Tops & Toes
Fabric: Nylon, acrylic paint
Pattern: Daisy stencil pattern, printed from internet
Year: c. 1920-1923
How historically accurate is it? In concept, 100%. Materials, 0%. Stockings would have been silk and thigh-high. Paint would have been oil-based.
Hours to complete: 1
First worn: Only for the photo!
Total cost: 50 cents for stockings (sale), paint and brush on hand, small amount of fabric medium ($1.20 per bottle).