Sheesh! I daresay its been the most horrible last few weeks of my life. Moving and loosing a close grandma + a nice mix of a few odd health problems I’ve had at the same time all in the same awful whack seemed to be like running head on into a wall of bricks. And I’m sure that last sentence was all sorts of grammatical scary, but I could use just a little slack today.
I’ve got my sewing room all set up and surprisingly I’ve actually been sewing a little. We moved into a place with tile flooring, which is nice, but really cold. If its one thing about tile flooring that I don’t like, its that its cold. I’m of the opinion that if you are going to have tile flooring, you need heated flooring installed too. Something I’ve only seen once, but it was lovely, not to mention pricey. Through bouts of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Pride and Prejudice running on my computer, I stitched up these ballet house slippers from Heather Ross’ Weekend Sewing book. I’ve had the book for sometime now and haven’t sewed a single thing from it, though I think several of the projects are rather sweet.
The slipper pattern had to be traced off first, and since I entirely loathe this process I’ll stop by saying just that. Well, except to say that I positively abhore when you have to trace off AND add a seam allowance. Kill. Me. Now. Fortunately, that was not the case here. And hey, its a slipper, so really not bad. Right. The construction process did take quite awhile and even though I find these rather adorable, I’ll probably opt to just go buy a nice pair next time. These were a good craft project which gave me a jump start to sew again after moving, even if I’ve got alot of projects calling my name, like that tailored coat… I added extra padding to the sole of these slippers, but still found that it wasn’t as wonderfully spongy as a cheap pair of isotoners. I was also looking at these lovelies afterwards and picturing myself in a muu muu eating milk and cookies watching several episodes of Murder She Wrote. Yup.
What’s on your sewing table? How do you feel about crafty sewing? I get the itch to do a crafty-ish project every now and then and these definitely fulfilled that itch. Would you, have you ever sewed yourself a pair of slippers? Any tips? As I work on the tailored coat (you’ll see many more random updates), I’ve got a great skirt all cut up on my sewing table. It’s time for some petersham ribbon waistband tutorials, I think.