Well, the second pair of liners are done. I made a rooky mistake by not *thinking* about things when lopping the legs off the trousers. Namely, “how far down do these leg sections go?” – which, for THIS pair, was “right to the floor.” The first pair ended at the ankle, so there was about 2 inches missing from the 2nd pair. I mean, they would still work, but I want to be able to fold the top bit over the boot top, and I really don’t want the leg parts sinking down.
What to do? what to do? I didn’t want PINK again, and there isn’t really enough of the green or purple. Blue would have been ok, but I kind of wanted a color that would stand out in the dark. Thinking…I could go to Spotlight, but no..I had a pair of orange fleece leggings I made, but didn’t quite finish – no baby, no pressing need. I eyed off how much fabric was in the bum part and determined that there was enough to add cuffs.
Being the careful person that I am, I lopped off most of the bum part and checked the stretch. It went the OTHER way of course, so there was no just halving the section I’d cut off and sewing that on. Ok, yes, I could have, but..well, you know. So I unpicked the seams, cut the bits up and pinned them on – only to find they weren’t quite enough. Bugger! I eyed off the legs of the leggings and chopped those off as well, then straightened things before sewing the bit of fabrics together. Attaching the cuff to the leg was about the easiest part I think.
Last night I hand sewed the purple toes on, finding that I needed to pleat the toe to make it fit to the toe that was already there. Short of doing that I would have had to cut a dart out, sew that up and probably get it wrong. A pleat worked, and ‘sounds’ better/warmer. I needed two needles, one to start the main part, and the second to start the other side to get the pleat part in the right spot. I probably would have managed with just the one needle, but I didn’t know what I was doing until I did it. I quite like how the toes look. Strangely, the pleated parts are opposite, without me realising.
The pink liners are different lengths still, but I will fix that eventually. Probably by chopping off the extra length, rather than adding a bit to the shorter one.
I now need to try NOT to make more. I don’t need any more, but soft soled indoor slippers would be nice…and Spotlight does have that sale on…