Well I had a slightly ridiculous experience today. It seems that this morning when I parked, I may have parked a bit too close to the white parking line. The person next to me arrived after I was in the building and must have backed into the spot. So when I came out to my car this afternoon I found that the person’s mirror was right where my door needed to open. This meant I could only open my door about half way. This would normally be no problem for non-pregnant Lexi, but for pregnant Lexi this presented a problem. Turning sideways actually made it more difficult for me to get into the car… Luckily the top of my car door bows out a bit near the windows (apparently) so I was able to hoist myself up on the side of the car and swing my belly down into the car. Do people still do hashtags? If so #pregnancyproblems
Anyway I’m working on a baby renaissance outfit for the little bun in the oven. I’m going to make it 3-6 month size just in case I have a large baby on my hips. For starters I made some baby booties. What do you think? I sized them using a chart I found on pinterest, and the foot size claims to be for a baby 3-6 months. We’ll see. After I figured out the pattern, they didn’t take long to make! And they were basically free to make since I used faux suede scraps that I had leftover from all the Robinhood hats I made for the renaissance faire.
Baby Renaissance Boots
Note the pattern above is for size 3-6 months.
- Cut out all the pattern pieces from your scrap suede. All pieces include 1/2″ seam allowance. Make sure to transfer the markings on the sole of the boot and on the face of the boot.
- Cut a straight line perpendicular to the face of the boot piece 1/4″ away from the point of the marking you transferred. Trim 1/4″ inside the marking in the larger section of the marking.
- Place the wrong side of the toe on top of the right side of the face of the boot, lining up with the markings you made. Pin and stitch on the front side of the boot. Note: to line the markings up with the toe piece, you will need to curve the toe piece in slightly.
- Flip the face of the boot inside out (right sides facing) and line up the back seam. Pin and stitch.
- Take the inside face of the boot and with right sides facing line up the back seam. Pin and stitch.
- Turn the face of the boot right side out. With the inside face of the boot still inside out, fit the inside face of the boot over the face of the boot, lining up the center back seam. Pin and stitch along the top edge.
- Flip inside face to inside of boot.
- Turn boot right side in. Pin the sole of the boot (right side in) to the face of the boot. Make sure to line the points of the toe insert up with the markings on the pattern.
- Flip the patterns over and cut out all the pattern pieces again for the other boot. Repeat steps 2-8 for second boot.