Fall is definitely here! My beloved Chaco flipflops were finally just too cold to wear around the house. I needed slippers. Enter the Fiber Trends Felt Ballerina Slippers pattern and some yarn I had bought years ago – Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Victorian Pink and Old Sage.
I have made this pattern twice before, and both times the slippers came out absolutely huge. This time I followed the instructions for a child’s large, added an additional short row and two rows around for a deeper shoe with more coverage on top. I also picked up stitches around the edge for a wide band, also providing more warmth. I sewed the band down, and added two decorative buttons. The heart pin is by Jon Carling. I love the snug fit, how soft and warm they are, and that I didn’t have to buy anything new to make them. I would like to get a suede sole to put on the outside, but that will have to wait. If you haven’t seen the magic of felting before, check out the before and after photos. Notice how much the size changes, relative to the quilting pattern in the background.