The leaves are changing color and the air is crisp and cool. It's officially slipper season.
Every year I feel like it's a bit of a struggle finding the perfect, cozy slippers. Duh, why not make my own.
I settled on this pattern. I love the instant gratification of a PDF pattern.
Mine came out cute and cozy, but not nearly as cute as the ones pictured. The pattern is fairly easy to follow, though there were times I could have used a little more detail. I read a review that said the pattern ran small. I cut a size 7, which is my size, and found that for me, the pattern ran way big! I had to alter the sizing quite a bit.
To make the insole, I ended up sandwiching Peltex between 2 layers of fleece, cutting it to size, and then sewing a zig zig stitch all the way around.
I also used some grippy fabric for the bottoms for functionality. Not so cute, but comes in handy when chasing kids around the house.
Overall, I like the slippers and I like the pattern. I'm looking forward to making another pair for me and maybe some for the kids. The pattern isn't sized for kids, but I think I can figure out how to size it down.
Do you have a favorite slipper pattern? I'd love to hear about it.