Sunday, December 2, 2012

Smocked Slippers

Finally finished both yesterday.  The colors of the fabric really look better in person.  The camera is doing something funky with the colors.  These weren't hard to make, but I have learned some things while making this pair that will make the next pair turn out much better.  I'll also be looking for one of the hooked needles, so I won't have to use the jab method to attach these.

I would love a pair of these for myself, but I usually buy closed toed slippers because my feet are always cold - especially my tootsies!

These are for my dmil.  I made her a smocked nightgown last year, and these should match.  If I can find the same fabric, I may make her a matching robe for next Christmas.

With the completion of these, I believe I only have 2 gifts left to make for Christmas, and one of those is well under way.

Happy sewing!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sneak Peak

This is one of the smocked slippers I'm working on.  I will do these again, but I'll do them a little differently to tweak some things I don't like about them.  I found the pattern in a very old issue of SB.  The instructions for the whole idea really frustrated me.  I finally just did it my way, then found another smocking plate in an old issue of Creative Needle.

I should have the other slipper finished this weekend and will post final pics.  I may even do a tute on these after Christmas.  I still have a lot to do before Christmas.  If you want to know how to do these though, send me an email.