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Saturday, March 21, 2009


The skirt:
I took my self-drafted (shouldn't it be draughted?) A-line skirt pattern from Sew, What, Skirts and turned it into a straight skirt by simply folding the pattern at the hip to make a vertical line from hip to hem instead of the angled "A" shape, then I added three rows of ruffles at the bottom. It's my new favorite skirt. You've already seen the one I made one for my sister.

The slippers:
I love them, too, but I didn't love making them. Most of the Ravelry reviews of the pattern are favorable — I'm not sure why it vexed me, it could be that I have small children distracting me. Why there are no stitch counts for the soles, or, why the step numbers do not correlate to row numbers, are two of my questions about the pattern. Having said that, I think they are totally cute and comfortable and it looks like many people have had success with them.


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Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

Totally cute skirt...and I was just wondering what a good skirt sewing book would be for the likes of a total newbie I know!
Shoes look amazing too...positively glowing!

Sat Mar 21, 01:50:00 PM PDT  
OpenID mushroomvillagers said...

So pretty and perfect for spring. I'm working on a hat that no one seemed to have a problem with, but for some reason, I can't keep my pattern straight! I'm with you- I'm blaming the little ones.

Sat Mar 21, 04:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lady P said...

I don't know how you find the time - I have NO children, a dog to walk, unemployed at the moment, and I am STILL so behind in so many creative endeavors ... I envy you those cute little slippers!

Sat Mar 21, 04:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mary Beth Magee said...

I like the slippers. I don't know how to crochet though, bummer. Are they comfy?

Sat Mar 21, 05:04:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Jen said...

lovely photos...your shoes look very worth the effort!

Sat Mar 21, 06:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger emily said...

yellow! my most favorite color to collect right now! today i have on a yellow/floral skirt-- it looks kind of like a table cloth, and a yellow hoodie!

your slippers are very charming as well!

Sat Mar 21, 07:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Olugbemisola (Mrs. Pilkington) said...

those photos make me happy. love that skirt (and love that book). oh, day!

Sat Mar 21, 11:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Darling Petunia said...

Isn't that the best book? Your skirt is adorable. I can't wait to get back to making summery skirts!

Sun Mar 22, 06:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger kat said...

those slippers are fabulous!

Sun Mar 22, 11:25:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELP! Could you post where you found the neat black and yellow slipper pattern and is it available for sale??? They look very comfortable, especially for someone with severe arthritic problems in their feet. It would be most appreciated.

Sun Mar 22, 01:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Cat J B said...

Oh, there is nothing like small children to be a distraction! You've done well, those slippers are very cute and I love the colours.

Mon Mar 23, 04:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger maplesyrup said...

Oooohhhh what wonderful material!! Where ever did it come from? hee hee hee...
How are you, Craft Queen?

Mon Mar 30, 09:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Meg said...

those are the cutest shoes I have ever seen! Love the colors - love it all!

Mon Apr 06, 07:43:00 PM PDT  

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