Since madam has how grown her flower boots that I made earlier in the year I have been meaning to get round to making her some more slipper boots. Since it snot wintery and cold they needed to be super warm, and also. If possible, go on over both ballet and jazz shoes – she wears slipper sot keep her feet toasty while waiting for her lessons.

This coincided with Lisa’s Tie Back Boot pattern being tested and now .. released!!


The boots are very similar to the flower boot, but feature a tie around the ankle. Now I should mention that in the pics on mine it a shoe lace tie – blame the kid dictator that rules my house. The pattern calls for elastic cord or elastic lace as the tie back. Super clever as it give great support holding the boot snugly on the foot but is easy on and off. Some of the testers have don amazing things with fabrics and ties and have create the most amazing looking boots.

Mine were all about functionality and styling by the small dictator. warm fleece outers, cotton inner and neon pink ties. more jazz than ballet in styling! The boots themselves are super simple to sew up, they took me less than an hour and look so cute. As always Lisa’s instructions are easy to follow and there are plenty of pics for those (like me!) need a visual prompt! They don’t require much fabric (even for madams elephant feet) so are perfect for up cycling jumpers or stash busting.  I’ve made a couple as gifts as well.



The pattern is available at Big Little and if you use the code BOOTS its on offer!! Just whats needed for cosy toes and keeping those chilblains at bay this winter!

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  1. I love the fact that your madam has such strong ideas on her clothing! And these look great, can she tie those shoe laces herself? If not I can see you wishing she’d preferred elastic a few times, but never mind, motherhood is all about such sacrifices!

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