We enforce a no shoe policy in our house. We make just about everyone take their shoes off, very rarely allowing anyone to wear them in. If someone does get in the house with shoes, the kids are sure to insist they take them off. For one, we have dark etched cement floors that show every little bit of dirt that comes in. So, this helps with decreasing the number of times we have to clean the floor, which is still a lot. Also, who knows what people are stepping in. Since I work in a hospital I am extra paranoid about this. My work shoes never come all the way in. It’s just scary and yucky.
I don’t particularly like walking around barefoot and these lightweight cotton slippers are just perfect. In the past I had been wearing anklet socks, but they are not nearly as cute as these. I might have to make some in small, medium and large for friends who come over and give me that look that says, “do I really have to remove my shoes?”.
The pattern, by the way, is from Weekend Sewing, by Heather Ross. My slippers are the ones made from the vintage purple/blue/green floral pattern. I just love them. Unfortunately they are a bit snug and the heel feels like it’s going to slip off, although it never does. I might have to fiddle with a pattern a bit to accomodate my big feet. I also need to get some FOE so that I can make them angry chicken style. Looks a lot easier than adding the zig-zag trim, which is very cute, but a little bit of a pain.