|Pattern Description: Misses and baby shoes|
Pattern Sizing:Baby size to 24 months, Misses small to large
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?Pretty much, I left out the strap. I'm going to use an elastic over the foot instead.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?This pattern made my head hurt. I tried this 3 times to get this result. The top always seemed larger then the sole, the insole bigger then the slipper! It still is, the insole is a little too large for the slipper. The pattern comes in Misses and Baby sizes, which is great, but where are the kids sizes. It's a major peeve of mine, I had to resize this on the computer, and guess at the correct size. I guessed wrong the first time. Some suggestions on the pattern on how to easily sew-and pin-such small pieces of fabric would be nice also. The shoes in of themselves are cute, and I made made them in the same fabric to match a nightgown I'm making for her, should be a cute set.
Fabric Used:Cotton flannel, nice heavy stuff.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I skipped the sole material, the young lady I made these for doesn't walk. I made a double layer sole out of the same flannel as the slipper. I also used the same flannel as for the inside and lining fabric, I think it looks better that way. I'm going to add an elastic strap over the stop instead of the strap with velcro. I have a healthy dislike of velcro, and a pieces of elastic covered with the flannel will be easier and work better for her.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I will, but with changes. After seeing an article on Burdastyle I'm going to try putting them together with that method, I think it will be more flexible and certainly easier for me. Also going to do the elastic with a scrunched pieces of matching fabric as a strap instead of the one in the pattern. Would I recommend it-maybe. It was much harder then I thought it would be for me. Maybe if you're more experienced? It was my first time making shoes/slippers. I'll make them for me once I expand the pattern-they aren't nearly wide enough for me.
Conclusion: Cute shoes/slipper pattern for women and babies. They are really missing the boat here by not making this in kids sizes, all I see are baby shoe patterns, nobody seems to make them for older kids. I'd recommend this to some with more sewing experience them me, although many others seem to really like this pattern. Sewing together little pieces makes this a somewhat frustrating pattern, yet the end results look cute-once you get it right. Okay for advanced beginners, but I can't recommend it for newbies.