What a weird year: it's mid-January and I'm half surprised to see the white stuff on the ground AND I still think snow is magical. Usually by now I'm counting down the days to spring!
Winter is great for sewing because there are so many cozy patterns and fabrics out there. If you have a couple of free hours, I highly recommend sewing up some flannel lined slippers! I purchased the I Think Sew kimono slipper pattern back in October and have made 6 pairs since (3 for me and 3 for gifts!).
It's one of my favorite patterns because it's a great jumping off point: it's simple, quick, I can use supplies I had on hand. Plus it's the perfect level of "warm". When made with flannel for the interior, this is a good mix between a fluffy sock and a super hot slipper.
I found that the fit wasn't exactly what I wanted. I don't know whether my style is a bit different than the designer's or my foot is shaped differently (or both) but I tweaked the pattern and loved the result... for myself. It fit my foot perfectly. However, I used the same pattern tweaks on all of my gifted slippers with varying degrees of success. One fit the recipient perfectly, another could barely fit her foot into it, the third was swimming them! So I guess that right there is the good and bad of sewing your own stuff-- you can make it fit you perfectly, but it doesn't mean it fits everyone!
Here are some other good little details I came up with -- and they work for everyone, nothing to