Bootie Bag

Another quick make today as there seems to be so much else to do at the moment. I made a bag to put those lovely kimono slippers in for the friend at work expecting his first child. This was a lovely make as I could fit it in between my school work, my sister popping round and dying my hair!

bag and booties

Although things appear to have been quiet on the sewing front I have been busy learning. A while back in the sale, I bought a Craftsy Class – the Couture Dress. I have been watching them up to lesson 5 and am eager to get on with creating my own muslin. I bought some calico at the weekend and hope to get started soon. I’ve also bought some blue fabric to make a plain Simplicity shirt for Robert, although he still seems to be enjoying wearing his multi-coloured version.

I’ll let you know which one I start soon.



First draft

Today I had a try at making the adult version of the kimono slipper, with mixed results. The first difficulty I encountered was the sizing. I’m a size 5 1/2 so cut the uk size 5 pattern. After making up the first slipper and trying it on I realised that this was too big. I pinned it to size on my foot and made the necessary adjustments which improved the fit.
I didn’t have enough fabric to make s complete new pair so I used the first slipper to reduce the sole size of the second one. This one was a much better fit once sewn and has the advantage of having taller sides as I hadn’t had to change them to fit. It was perfect. This meant I had to go back again to slipper one and pinch in the back to improve the fit again.
Not one of my most successful projects but worth persevering with as once mastered they’ll be a quick and easy make.
I also need to get the hang of the cross over so it’s not the same on each foot!



How cute!

Another quick make this weekend, again for a work colleague. This one is expecting a baby boy so I had a try at these cute Kimono Shoes using a pattern I bought on Craftsy. They were surprisingly easy to make and use only the tiniest amount of fabric, it’s tempting to make more.
Perhaps I’ll add the adult version to my wish list.