|My poor flowery wellies were feeling a bit inferior at this point.|
Then I chopped about four inches (four inches!) off the top of the legs. I'm not sure what I'll do with these scraps yet but I'm sure they'll come in useful eventually.
Finally, to jazz them up a bit before stitching them back together, I raided my button stash and stitched a scatter of mismatched buttons onto the outside of each boot top bit thingy. I've never used the button function on my sewing machine before, so this was a bit tense! It worked fine after a couple of thread-tangling hiccups luckily. Stitching all those buttons on by hand would have taken far more patience than I've got.