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Oh Goody Goody....almost!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Oh Goody Goody....almost!

Remember when I wrote about my most favorite slippers ever a LONG time ago?

Goody Goody Bon Bons
Well, my friend Lindsey sent me a link the other day to a PDF pattern for some slippers and said, "I think you should make these."

Cute huh?

I've never made slippers though, but what's the worst that will happen?  About the worst case scenario I could come up with was to spend $6 on a pattern and make a disaster of them ...and that's not so bad.  So I ordered the pattern pretty much immediately.  HERE is the link to the pattern if you love them too.

And now, I might not need to spend $40 on slippers anymore because I adore these!  But you know I can't leave well enough alone, so I had to do more to them than just the basic pattern.

Here's a picture of the first pair I made for myself.  Well, one of them anyways.

I love them, but made some changes in the second pair to improve them.  I added elastic in the back (about 2 inches of it perhaps) to help pull them in on the heel, and I also made an insert with a 2 inch piece of foam sewed inside to make them super cushy.  The other thing that would make them better I think would be to put a piece of suede or something on the bottom to wear better.  That's probably not gonna happen til my 3rd pair though.

Here's the second pair that I made to give to a friend at a baby shower this week.  It's her second little girl....time to give Mommy something too I think.

These I really love.

I'm not going to bother showing you the steps because should you decide to order the pattern from THIS LINK, then you'll have the directions with all the steps printed out for you to reference.   There were great pictures to follow for the more timid seamstress out there.  It wasn't hard though.  Really.  If you can use a pair of scissors, read directions, and sew a straight line on a sewing machine, then I think you should give them a shot.  It was fun, and the embellishing part is really fun.  I'm thinking I have a great new gift on my list of things I can make myself!

I learned how to make those great fabric flowers on both pairs from a cute blog I like to read called Jones Design Company.  HERE is where she has a fabulous group of tutorials you can check out for more fabric flowers and other crafty goodness.  Plus...she seems like she'd be nice in person...and I really like nice people.

Thought I'd share.  I do love a good project.

PS. It took me about an hour and a half to make the first pair.  I probably spent as long making and deciding on embellishments for the second pair as it took me to make them.  And just so you don't think I'm ultra efficient or anything, it took me about 3 different times sitting down at my sewing machine to actually finish them for all the real life I had to tend to in between.  Oh yeah....I also ignored some housework to get them done.  Priorities people....priorities.

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At August 9, 2011 at 11:18 PM , Anonymous emily said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for including the flower tutorials {and for calling me nice ... I'd like to think I am :)}.

At August 10, 2011 at 7:15 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Shut up! My mouth is literally hanging open right now. Who are you?! And no, I don't think I could make them as good as you, a-I do good to get my bobbin threaded and b-I don't think I could get an embellishment to be as cute as yours. Thanks for thinking the best from me though. Those are awesome!!

At August 10, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love! Is it wrong that making these slippers myself just surpassed a million other things on my to-do list? Awesome work :)

At August 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Kimberly said...

SO CUTE! My friend Paige is having a "Mulan" themed party for her soon to be 4 year old on Saturday. I sent this to her so maybe she could sew a pair for her daughter. I wouldn't mind having a pair for myself!


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