9 April 2015

homemade wool slippers and a dress


For those of you that follow me over on instagram, you will have seen these already. I made me some slippers! Obviously they are super easy to make but getting the shape right was a bit more tricky so these roughly made pair will act like my template for future pairs. I used thick pure wool felt (which is not cheap) but I have run out so am waiting on some more that I ordered. It's always really satisfying to make something for your own feet, why is that I wonder?

They feel really nice and toasty on, a bit like smooth woollen socks.

I have realised that pink is my new favourite colour, shhhh don't tell anyone.

I also made another of these really easy dresses. It's made of a very drapey viscose mix (i think) grey fabric with stars on. I found it for a £3 a metre so I bought tones of it! It feels light and summery. I added a bit of bobbly trim at the hem and thought I'd wear it with a belt instead of making a cord around the waist. It took me about 90 minutes to make, it is just two rectangles and some drawstrings.



Sort of like this length on me, as I am in fact, a munchkin.

I couldn't get a very good picture of the back for obvious reasons, but it falls quite low and ties on the shoulders. I hope to get some serious beach action this summer, in fact we have had three days of solid sun here on the Isle of Wight and I can hardly remember what winter was like now!