These ballet slippers may be made in four sizes and quilted either by
hand or machine. A material already quilted is also suitable. They may
be made of velveteen, satin, corduroy, flannel, upholstery fabrics or a
cotton material such as percale or chintz and trimmed with ribbon or
The pattern comes in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large but these were the sizes in the 1940's.
From toe to heel finished, they measure:
Small: 9 inches
Medium: 9.75 inches
Large: 10.5 inches
Extra Large: 11.5 inches
SLIPPERS: 1/2 yard of 36 inch or 3/8 yard 54 inch material.
INTERLINING MATERIAL: 1/2 yard of 35 inch heavy outing flannel.
LINING MATERIAL: 1/2 yard of 36 inch or 3/8 yard 54 inch material.
RIBBON OR BINDING FOR BINDING, BOW AND TIES: 6 yards of 1/2 inch ribbon or 6 yards No. 5 bias binding. Scraps of chamois or an old leather bag large enough for sole pieces; this is used in reenforcing bottom of soles. (Suede, micro suede, or other heavy fabrics could also be substituted)
Thread to match ribbon or slipper material.
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