Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Show and tell


Remember that bit of string piecing I showed you last week?  Here is what I did with it:  slippers for P. for her birthday.  She loves them and they fit her pretty well, though I could have made them a bit bigger to give her some room to grow.  That's what happens when you can't have someone try them on.  As it was, I gave them to her unassembled because I didn't want to do all the handwork and then have them not fit.  I was impressed when she looked at all the parts and was able to guess 'slippers' without any hints.  They didn't really look like slippers at that point.

Here is a shot of the underside.  I used wool felt for the bottom and blanket stitched it to the top.  I still need to add some fabric paint to the bottom to give it a bit of 'stick'.  They are pretty slippy.

I was happy with how they turned out, though I would do somethings a bit differently.  They could be a bit stiffer, so some cardboard added inside the sole might be called for.  I might also make the top part that goes across the foot just a little narrower.  A. would really like a pair as well, so I'll have a chance to experiment.

And the best part?  They were made entirely with scraps and leftovers.  I love that.

2 comments:

asian~treasures said...

I love them!! Super cute. : )

Alisa said...

They are really neat! I would love them too.

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