Sunday, 17 April 2011

Baby Mary Janes

I went on the hunt for a bootie or slipper pattern to make with the left over yarn from the blanket edging.  I wasn't happy with any of the patterns I found so I decided I would try and make up my own.  Here is the result: Mary Jane Baby Slippers  They are so cute they made me go a bit gooey (Sap!) I used a couple of the Liberty buttons to fasten (2 down, a couple of hundred to go)  Next, a matching hat I think.

On the nursery front, the carpets have been cleaned!  It was a bit of a task as we used a hired carpet cleaner and so thought we might as well do all the other carpets in the house.  Well I say 'we', the other half did most of it and a grand job he's done too (although broken himself a bit now)  So it is now all ready to take the dresser/changer we are collecting next week and then the cot we need to organise ourselves to collect at some point.  It's all coming together!

In the mean time, I am busy working on a wedding gift project for my friend who is getting married at the end of June.  The sunny weather is tempting me away from the sewing machine at the moment but I need to crack on as DDay is fast approaching, if I don't get it done before then they won't happen at all.


  1. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I think i will try them tomorrow ;)

    Keep blogging :)


  2. I love the pattern. But I can only make it as far as one shoe. How, exactly, do I swap...?

  3. Hi, to be honest the pattern for the body of the shoe is almost symmetrical so you could just follow it as is and then just attach the strap on the opposite side? Just lay the shoes side by side to judge where to start the strap and work backwards.
    Actually the pattern has evolved a bit as I have made quite a few and I have improved the strap. Instead of crocheting 3 dc back and forth 5 times, just attach the thread right at the edge and CH x 10 then DC back down the chain leaving a loop of 4 or 5 stitches depending on button size. You get a much neater strap that way and the length is ajustable, just increase or decrease the amount of chains depending if you want a longer or shorter strap. Does that make sense? I will update the pattern eventually but am juggling a 9 week old baby at the moment!

  4. Hi! I love your pattern. I made mine with the strap reaching around the ankle once, sort of like ballet shoes, and stitched a flower onto the toe. I was wondering what your policy is about selling shoes we make with your pattern? Is that a no-no?