My youngest niece Freya had her baptism this week, so I made her these gorgeous wee ballet slippers for the occasion. Doesn’t every almost three month old NEED a pair? Maia is quite jealous of them… wistfully mentioning (repeatedly stating) that she wished she had a pair just like them. Sigh. For her dramatics alone she probably deserves some 🙂
Take a baby bootie pattern and turn it into a ballet slipper in three easy steps:
1. The pattern I used is an easy one, you can find it over here. I used only two colours… pink for the sole and white for the entire upper (Added bonus? Less sewing in of ends). Don’t make the band that goes across the top.
2. Make a pretty flower… like so: Make a magic circle and hdc into the circle 10 times- pull the circle tight and join with a ss. Next round, sc, 3dc into the first stitch, sc into the next stitch around. Repeat 5 times to form the first layer of petals. This round is made by working on the back of each petal; chain two and join with a ss to the opposite edge of first petal (creating a loop), continue creating ch 2 loops behind all petals. Finally create the layer of larger petals by sc, 5dc, sc into each ch 2 loop around. Fasten off and leave a long end to attach to front of slipper… butterfly buttons optional.
3. Make the all important ballerina ties by using a length of ribbon and threading them through the back of the slipper.
Viola… pink and white cuteness!!!