Vintage patterns for slippers are more unusual finds, so I was surprised when I came across this one. I will say, I have handled thousands of patterns over the years, and never before have I ever seen one like this:
Personally, I think it's amazing. I posted it on the Vintage Fashion Library facebook page, and the question was posed "where do you get the materials to make something like this?" The answer was rather interesting. The heels could be made from pre-fashioned cork insoles, which apparently could be bought back in the day. They could also be made from a 12" x 16" cork placemat. Interesting. The sides and heels are constructed from layers of 1/16" cardboard. I guess it's not something you'd want to get wet, but then again, they're slippers, so you wouldn't wear them out of the house, I guess.
I'm sure that nowadays you could find suitable materials that might work even better, given the vast array of plastics, neoprene, and everything else that is available out there, but with my feet, I suspect I couldn't wear them. I have feet that are almost a complete half size different from each other, plus I can't wear flats or my back screams for mercy. Even so, they could be worked into a costume of some sort, I'm sure. Isn't it a great pattern? Available here.