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.