Review provided by: "debbie/TX" (August 2004)
Pattern Name: Softies #803
Pattern Company/Designer: Timber Lane Press
Pattern includes size ranges: Child 11/13 - Adult sizes
Does finished project look like pattern photo? yes [click thumbnails below to view larger images in a new window]
Did you make any alterations or changes to pattern design? no
Were the directions well-written, clear and easy to follow? pretty much -- I did find that I had to concentrate on the instructions in a couple of steps during assembly. Reading them aloud helped, too.
Did the illustrations/photos match the text descriptions where applicable? yes
Does the pattern offer useful tips or special techniques? yes -- and her "pattern notes" helped a great deal
Would you make this pattern again?
If yes, would you make any changes? no
Would you recommend this pattern to others? I already have!
What sewing skill level do you feel is required to complete this pattern/project?
Reviewer's additional comments:
-- I used a Schmetz size 14 needle and a walking foot on my Bernina for slipper construction.
-- The thickness of the layers caused my sewing machine to skip a few stitches, particularly in the "heel" area. However, it doesn't appear that the skipped stitches affected the overall slipper assembly.
-- Total time it took me to make the slippers: Appx. 5 hours. This includes copying the pattern, cutting out the paper pattern, quilting the "fashion fabric", cutting out the slippers (foam/fleece/quilted fabric), and sewing time.