I've been entertaining myself during baby Jack's 2 am nursings lately imagining how I'd make my own version. I didn't have cute wooden buttons, or black elastic, but I did have these:
A pair of soft black wool trousers that someone forgot were dry clean only. Can you see the lining peeking out the bottom? That cracks me up for some reason...
They were free to me. My mom runs a tiny little community thrift store and saved them for me because she knows I like felted wool.
Yeah, she's the best mom ever.
Anyways, here's my first try-- to test the pattern I made up:
I used two pieces of ribbon to tie my keyhole. Cute, no?
For version two, I'm going to do a few things differently:
*I won't include a seam allowance this time around-- the wool I used has just a little stretch to it and I want them tighter.
*I'll move the keyhole closer to the front of the slipper.
*If I feel really ambitious, I'll add a layer of interfacing-- to give them just a bit more structure
*I'll find something non-slip for my soles.
Stay tuned for take two...
P.S. My sincerest apologies for the filthy mirror. It belongs to baby Jack. He likes to lick it.