I managed to complete 2 items from my January sewing plans list by the end of this month. Yeah! Yesterday, I showed a sneak peek of the 3 mini quilts.
Today, I wanted you to see the Olivia slipper/shoe pattern for String Theory's Shoe and Tell. Admittedly, I was filled with a bit of trepidation for both projects since my sewing skills are rusty and somewhat limited (still need to conquer my fear of the zipper!). But both turned out easier than I thought. After I cut the pattern out and before sewing, my daughter discovered a fun twist for the whole project (her younger eyes are better than mine): a few printed words (tiny font!) on the fabric read "Putting Your Best Foot Forward". Fun! How appropriate for a shoe.
Here she is modeling them for me. The fabrics are Ruby Star Rising and a thrifted cotton napkin. I think they complement one another quite nicely.
I ended up hand sewing the last portion of each shoe. Didn't trust myself to use the sewing machine for that final step. Actually, I think hand sewing it for that last part is a better idea than machine sewing it. You can easily hide the tiny stitches.
As Tammy mentioned, the shoe is definitely more a slipper. Good for walking around the house. Definitely not good for walking outside to get the mail or to take the dog for a walk (but since we don't have a dog, that won't be a problem!).
Would I make them again? Yes. My husband keeps telling me how much he likes them... of course, I still need to finish his knitted pair of slippers first...