Since I just had my surgery on my leg all new custom stockings were ordered. Since the first 12 weeks should continue with substantial reduction. Stockings will get to big quickly. As we all know stocking are expensive but my therapist has told me how to tighten them until next pairs are ordered in 10 weeks. Apparently, if your custom stocking are getting big to quickly you can sew darts on the outer part of your stocking where the looseness is occurring. Never on the seem and never on inside of leg. One women sewed hers 5 different places to reduce the size and make them last. I thought they would rip but they don't. So I thoughtI would pass this on for those of you experiencing looseness with custom garments. Hope this makes sense.