Autumn is coming, and for me that means cold floors! My home would really benefit from underfloor heating but since I rent the place that isn't going to happen. The next best thing of course is a cozy pair of slippers.
And even better still if they are made with pretty pretty fabrics! Some of you commented before that you could never wear these for fear of spoiling them but for me it's quite the opposite. I look for ways to incorporate my favourites in things I can use daily. I believe pretty things should be used often they are the simple pleasures in life. So what if they get a bit dirty patchwork only gets better when you patch it up again!
The pattern I used is by Suzuko Koseki from her latest book Colour Couture. They are a little different from the previous ones I made. But once again they fit me perfectly, I think Suzuko and I have the same shoe size ;) In case you would like to make yourself a pair my size is: European 37 - UK 4 - US 6 1/2 - Australia 5. I made the pattern without any alterations so if your feet are smaller or larger you will need to alter the pattern pieces accordingly.
The pattern and instructions are in Japanese but as usual with Japanese craft books\ patterns there are helpful diagrams that show you how to construct the slippers. The only thing I changed was to add bias binding, it was a little fiddly to sew but I like the dark brown contrast against the Liberty florals.
And it matches the dark brown linen soles with anti slip rubber patches.
Many thanks to Liberty Lifestyle for so generously gifting me some Bloomsbury Gardens to play with! This much anticipated fabric collection is starting to come into stores now, you can buy yours here