Bret and Taylor had a great time at their tournament yesterday – they braved 100+ temperatures and took home second place! I kept busy while they were gone – when Easton napped, I worked on a project from Little Stitches…baby booties. Fortunately, I didn’t have to head out for supplies since earlier in the week I had anticipated sewing this up and purchased the fusible fleece that the pattern calls for and had decided to use the fat quarters that I recently won from Rockin Smockin‘s contest so I was able to take full advantage of my time.
The pattern itself is multi-sized (0-3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-9 mo, 9-12 mo) and only has 2 pieces. I’ve never worked with a shoe pattern before so I found myself reading the directions over several times before I finally figured out what I was going to be doing I have to admit, the first shoe took twice as long as the second and now that I’ve constructed it twice, I think I could crank out several pairs in no time! The only modification that I made to the design was omitting the sew in velcro and replaced it with an iron on version (I highly recommend this product it’s easy and the Velcro strengthens with washing!). Of course there’s the real test – having Easton try them on:
As you can tell from the photo on the left he looked at them at first and thought “What the heck did you put on my feet?” Of course, after he figured it out, he loved them. So far, so does everyone else – they are going to be perfect for keeping his feet warm and they stay on his feet even after lots of kicking!
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