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!


Country Rabbit said...

beautiful...the dress, slippers and most of all~ you! ;) the warmth in the west country at the moment makes it worth thinking about summer dresses ~ my little girl is already in hers and we've both been in the sea today! yay! slightly 'freezeballs' though!! hehe x

Eleanor Rae Smith said...

Ooh love the pink pom poms, and hooray for the sun at last! xxx

Angy is my name. said...

Gorgeous! You've inspired me to get my machine out and have a tinker. Not sure I'll fashion any semblance of something wearable but hey - there's always bunting. Yes. Bunting. I can do bunting. :-) xx

Charlotte {theteapotexplodes} said...

I love both of these! I just had to throw away my worn out Muji slippers. Maybe I'll try making some. Where did you get the pompom trims from? So gorgeous.

Rita Tocta said...

You look gorgeous! I had this grey phase in my closet and I thought I was completely over it but seeing it mixed with pink it's just soooo pretty!
I have a back condittion at the time (well, always but now I've been sitting in my couch for 5 days not being able to do the things I want!) so I'm jealous of seeing what others have done!
You look wonderful!

Barbara Gelpi said...

I love the slippers, will have to make some!

Fiona said...

Love the pom-pom trim on your fab makes.

Sarah @ BTL said...

The sun really does fire you up Artemis! Love it.

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