What a great fabric. Sometimes you can find gems at wal mart. And only your second project. That is great. I remember my first, ahem.......a few years ago when i was 17, and I still love sewing and continue to do so now. You will do very well as you are starting with a nice eye for a wonderful print to go with that pattern.
Nice, very nice. For a felt shoe, would it be more comfy to make it a tad larger and then sew the seams on the outside and not turn the item when done??? I just saw there are sooooo may different kinds of felt that you could use the stiffer kind on the sole and a softer on the upper. And at Michael's craft store I saw they had them in neat prints also. I have not used felt in ages and was amazed how much it has changed and how versatile it now is for many projects.