Everyone needs a pair of brown cords at some stage in their lives. Don't they? At uni. all the engineering students seemed to own at least a few pair and we (the oh so classy town planning students - uh-hum..) teased them no end because of it. So, what so ever possessed me to make Elsa a pair today?! Guess I think she can carry them off; amazing what a trim of Japanese mushroom print (Spotlight) can do! And they should fit her for a few winters. I've used this Simplicity Sewing Pattern for Dummies around 6 times now for kids from ages 1 to 10 and am always happy with the outcome; add a bit of trim here and there, change the pocket a bit and they look and feel different every time.