Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sweet little shoes for a sweet little miss

I've been wanting to make some little cloth shoes for ages now - I always planned on making some for Cheriese when she was a baby, just another one of those things that I never got around to making. Thankfully I found a pattern that goes beyond the 3 month old size I had found previously, and actually ended up buying three different ones from this etsy shop: ithinksewdotcom. I bought the mary jane, button boot and baby ballet shoe patterns. I finally had an afternoon to myself the other day and managed to get the mary jane pattern traced off, cut out and pinned and as of yesterday afternoon I had a pair sewed up and on my little miss's feet!

I couldn't decide from the variations in the pattern which style to use, there is just the standard mary jane style bar strap, one with it elasticised, another way to have the whole opening elasticised or to have just ribbon ties, which is what I decided to go for.
The only way I could get her to stay still for me was to let her play with her new jewellery box!

Overall the size is pretty good, I did the largest 12-18 month old size. I did have a bit of trouble working out from the photos what part was supposed to be sewed to each piece, but kind of got there in the end - still think I made mine up a bit differently but they appear to work. I used some microsuede type fabric I found in the furnishings department of spotlight to make them a bit sturdier in the sole. I think next time I might try a different interfacing, I would like them to be a bit stiffer. I can't wait to try the button boot pattern next, perfect accessory to a nice wintery outfit!

Before I go, I have to add this photo of my little miss! It's so hard to get her too look at me when I get my camera out these days.
Natalie
xx

9 comments:

Leah said...

I can't decide who's cuter - Miss C or the shoes!! I think Sweetie Miss wins by a nose ;0)
Great work!

Liam's Mummy said...

Ahh - the old "Forbidden Item" trick! I use it for changing nappies and such... Cute shoes, and even cuter bub!

Cass said...

Very cute, the shoes and Miss C

sewnewtothis said...

Oh my, what gorgeous little shoes!

Little Munchkins said...

Totally agree with everyone! The shoes and Cheriese are both cute.

lolliegirl said...

Love the shoes Nat! They look very sweet. Miss C is growing up so fast! She is just gorgeous!

Cascade Lily said...

Natalie, just like you I had great intentions of making baby shoes for Tristan and when I realised I missed the boat I also purchased a pattern from Etsy. Unlike you I haven't made any yet! You did such a fabulous job on Cheriese's shoes. Too cute. And she such a little sweetie :)

AJ said...

How Cute! Both the shoes and Miss C!

Kylie said...

They are just too cute and a lovely pic of Miss C - I find it hard to get my two to look at the camera at the moment too.