Once upon a time we received an advanced copy of Killer Slippers and How to Make Them. I fell in love with the cover slippers, a pair of dashing steamboats anyone would be proud to have warm their feet. There was much office discussion of where one would wear such fantastic slippers. I proclaimed, “Everywhere!” To my amazing astonishment, Ashley (our lovely Assistant Editor) made me a pair.
In thanks for my slippers, I interviewed Ashley on her construction and dedication to amazing office fashion. Here’s the interview:
Me: How long did it take to make these glorious slippers?
Ashley: Roughly 1 weekend.
Me: Do these slippers make you want to go on a cruise?
Ashley: I would, but only if the boat looked just like these slippers.
Me: I think these slippers look a bit like a tug boat, which would not make a great cruise. But I digress, what was the trickiest part to sew?
Ashley: Creating the pointed bow of the ship. It was difficult to have it join the slipper and keep its shape.
Me: Did you use any sewing shortcuts?
Ashley: I am historically known to not follow sewing patterns precisely. So I mostly just looked at the picture and sewed from there. Luckily, the book suggested using pre-made slippers as my base.
Me: What slippers are you going to sew next?
Ashley: Probably the swans, another member of our office staff would like a pair to call her own.
This concludes our slipper interview. Thanks to Ashley for the amazing slippers and taking the time to sit down for an interview. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!