Monday, December 13, 2010

Ballerina Slipper Christmas Stocking

This year like I mentioned in a previous post I wanted to make my girls' Christmas stockings.  I've wanted to make a ballerina slipper stocking for a few years now, but haven't been able to find a pattern.  Luckily last month when I was telling my sister inlaw Christy that I wanted to make them for my girls she said that she made ballerina slipper stockings for her girls last year!  She was kind enough to let me trace her stockings.  She drew up the pattern herself. I know super talented right? I changed a few things to make it my own so I wouldn't be a TOTAL copy cat and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I still need to find some purple tulle to put along the top of the stocking, but at the moment Mia has the stomach flu and I just haven't had the time. It may have to wait till next year.  I still need to finish Hayden's. I'm doing hers in light pink.  Purple is Mia's favorite color so she was thrilled.  I used swarovski crystals on the toe to glam it up a bit and in the center of the criss crossed ribbon going up the leg.  I hand embroidered the slipper onto the stocking, used my sewing machine to sew the stocking together, and glue gunned the ribbon on. Super easy and fun too!
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8 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Katie, that is just too stinkin' cute! You two should go in together and write a pattern! I love your idea of the tulle along the top, like it's the bottom of the tutu. I just love it. What did you use for the leg fabric? I like the sparkles on that, too. The crystals were just genious!

Katie said...

I used sparkly white felt for the stocking. My sis inlaw used some really pretty large rhinestones on hers and glue gunned the whole thing so that's another option if you want to make one without really sewing anything but around the stocking and if you don't want to buy swarovski crystals. I added the bow at the top to give it my own touch and made the leg and slipper slimmer like a real ballerina. I made sure my arm would fit down there though ;-)

karen said...

Really cute Katie! I bet Mia loves it - or will when she's feeling better.

Amber said...

I've been excited to see how this turned out. It's really cute!! The crystals make it look so fabulous!!
What a great idea.

Sue said...

You are so clever. That is darling!

=)

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