I can’t even tell you how touched I was by all the wonderful comments both here and on Facebook over my baby news. Thank you all SO much!!! I honestly have the best family, friends and readers ever!!!
So now that the cat is out of the bag I can start posting again! I do have one big project going on right now for a dear friend but in between working on that and living life my babe’s wardrobe is starting to grow.
Baby D is due the first week of October and will need lots and lots of warm goodies! For the longest time I’ve wanted to sew booties. I’ve knit them before but there is something beyond adorable about a pair of sewn ones. The booties below are my first attempt. Not to bad but not great either.
I decided to combine two patterns. This one and this YouTube tutorial. As you can see the heels are different. The heel on the one on the right (sewn first) is way to small. The elastic kept slipping on me as I tried to sew it. And the toe is also a bit smaller because the batting kept shifting too. I pinned and pinned but it was still tricky. I followed the written pattern on that one. For the other one I used the written pattern AND the technique instructions from the YouTube video…and as you can see much better.
The written pattern is designed to have all enclosed seams. While I love that idea I found it darn near impossible to sew without using my own fingers as pin cushions…endless pins. If these booties were going to walked in then by all means I would make it happen but they are for warmth and I don’t really think the baby with notice or mind. So I used my beloved pinking shears and voila….
I always tried to make the inside of my work as neat and attractive as the outside. I have knitting camp to thank for that!!!
I took this picture with the booties on my hand to give you some perspective but I don’t think you can really see how small they are…they are so precious!
Again, not a bad first try but you know me…perfection please (or as close as I can get)!! Let’s see what happens with my next try!