I had the opportunity to test out Kelly J Designs Elf Shoe in Jackson’s size (size 1). I should note that the shoes looks slightly big on his foot, but it isn’t. He just has an extremely skinny foot and leg. All of my kids do, with the exception of Elle. That girl is built sturdy.
Back to Jack. He’s got a skinny foot and leg, but they fit really well. He doesn’t even kick them off, and they keep his toes nice and toasty when we go for walks. That’s right, he wears them as his everyday slippers. Because they’re adorable. And I made them. And I’m not spending $25 for a pair of Robeez slippers for him. Get real!
Just for comparison, I took a picture from the sole side of the elf shoe with a Carter’s crib shoe of the same size. Obviously the elf shoe is longer, but that is only because of the point. Ignoring the point, the two are almost bang on the same size. The big difference for me is that Jack kicks the Carter’s ones off all the time. And they’re not nearly as cute or as warm.
They’re a really quick and easy sew. I think I whipped this pair up, including the cutting time, while a rerun of Castle played in the background. I also think a beginner could easily make these. There isn’t anything too technical or difficult about the construction. I know fleece intimidates some people. I don’t see why, it’s too soft and cuddly to be intimidating.
River says she wants to be Tinkerbell for Halloween. These would be perfect in green, with a little pom pom on the end for a Tinkerbell costume!
THE PATTERN DETAILS:
Sizes: shoe sizes 0-13, 3-7.5″ foot length
Recommended fabric: fleece
Notions: optional jingle bell (or pom Pom if you want to make them Tinkerbell inspired)
Other notes: finished times may be sold