Ugh, I am so SICK of winter! I don’t think spring is ever going to get here!
This snow and cold stuff is really starting to get on my nerves!
I know I know, nobody likes a complainer… but nobody likes cold feet either, and that’s what I’ve had for months now!
When it’s freezing outside, I just want to lounge around the house in comfy clothes and slippers with a nice hot cup of cocoa (or a mocha) and snuggle up under a blanket.
The problem is, this winter has been so cold, I’ve worn out my slippers and my poor, cold feet have been paying the price.
I finally decided to do something about it and make myself a new, even cozier pair.
I drafted a pattern from a pair of my cousin’s slippers that she always lets me borrow when I come to visit.
Do you remember this sweater?
Yeah, this hideous monstrosity was definitely in desperate need of a refashion.
After transforming the bottom half into a fabulous new sweater-skirt, I was left with this:
Not wanting it to go to waste, I got busy cutting…
I decided to make a lining for these slippers, so I found a dark pink, wool skirt that had already been partially cut into…
…and I cut out slipper pieces from the skirt too:
Now that all the pieces were cut out, I pinned the lining pieces to the sweater pieces (right-sides together):
And now it’s time to sew!
I started with the top part of the slipper, and stitched the lining to the outer sweater layer, sewing almost all the way around:
I made sure to not stitch it completely together, so that I would have enough space to turn it right-side out.
After turning it right-side out, I then finished stitching the opened end:
Once the top of the slipper was done, I stitched the sole:
After turning the sole right-side out, I closed up that opening too, and then pinned the sole to the rest of the slipper (right sides together)…
…and stitched it all around.
After stitching the sole to the top, I sewed the heel together:
And that’s it! Heavenly bovine, that was easy!
Now I had to try it on.
Ahhh, comfy and warm!
(Do you like how it blends into the carpet?)
After seeing how great it fit, I got busy finishing the other slipper (following all of the above steps), and when it was all done, I had a brand new pair of slippers!
Ahhhh, my feet thank me!
This sweater wound up being the gift that keeps on giving.
So far, I got a skirt and a pair of slippers out of it.
Not bad huh?
And I still have a lot of leftovers to figure out what to do with! Any ideas?
Have a great weekend!