Pirate Booties and Further Nesting

Pirate booties

In my third trimester of pregnancy, with swollen feet and a bit of time on my hands, I have found myself looking forward to our new arrival by indulging in a bit of crafting – I’ve had such fun making these booties, imagining putting them on his cute little feet!

Vintage booties

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I constructed the booties from felt using a vintage Simplicity 1948 pattern as a guide, choosing two styles, one resembling a sort of moccasin and the other more of a sand boot.

When it came to decorating them I decided to embroider them with a variety of stitches, using my own designs doodled freehand rather than using those on the pattern. On one set I added some vintage mother-of-pearl buttons that I bought at the Rose Bowl flea market.

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