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  • Slippers illustrated on pattern front cover
  • Line drawing of all pieces included in "1940s Pattern, Slippers & Open-Toe Shoes"
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Dawn & Gill

    40s War-Time Design Slippers & Espadrilles

    Coordinate your footwear with your outfit and re purpose those scraps. Peep-toe, sling-backs and slippers  galore. 

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download

    Size Guide

    Size: 4 (UK) US(6)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread

    Fabric Amount Guide

    View A
    Material or Leather, 22” x 16”
    Lining or Canvas, 18” x 9”
    Inner Sole Felt, 15” x 13 ½”
    Leather Re-inforcements, 14” x 7”
    Petersham Ribbon ¼”, 1 ½ yds.

    Two piece of elastic ¾” x 2”

    Requirements for outer sole.
    Leather or Felt, 10” x 6 ½” – 10” x 7” – 11” x 7” – 11” x 7”
    ball of string not less than 1/8” in thickness.
    View B.
    36” Material, 3/8 yd.
    36” Lining, ¼ yd.
    27” Canvas, 3/8 yd.
    1 yd. of binding. 1 ¼ yds. of cord.
    Slipper can be made from odd scraps.
    ¼” turnings allowed.

    Recommended Fabrics

    View A. gabardine, Corduroy, Linen, canvas, Brocade, Leather, Suede.
    View B. Felt, Velour, Brocade, Heavy Silks, Cotton, Suede, Leather.
    Soles. Carpet, under felt or old felt hats.
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    What You Will Receive

    If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions and a full colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive in a clear re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.