Sunday, July 24, 2011

~baby shoes~

I have tons of shoes for my little lady
but the ones that fit are all boots or
fancy little mary-janes that require socks.
I hate taking her into public places with no shoes.
I've been forced to do it the past month because
the sandals I have for her are too big and
it's just too hot to put her in the shoes 
that do fit. I finally got around to making
her some comfy little shoes that I 
can throw on her piggies when we go to the store.

I think these may be the cutest thing I have ever made.
I love them.
Click here to see the pattern and tutorial I used.
I have sewn other baby shoes in the past
but really wanted to find something a little
more girly. When I came across these I knew
I just had to make them. 
While it was fairly easy, I will say that 
the tutorial probably wouldn't be great 
for beginners. If I hadn't made baby shoes
already, I would have struggled a little.
I didn't follow the tutorial exactly, 
just used it as a guide.

 These were the first pair I made. 
I screwed up on the ruffle when I was cutting 
it out. I cut the ruffles on the fold so they
are twice as wide as they were suppose to be.
I do that a lot.
A pattern piece can make so much sense
in my head when I'm cutting it out
and envisioning how it fits and then
I go to sew it and it's totally off the mark.
Does that happen to any of you?
Oh well-they turned out cute anyway.
I loved these so much that I
had to immediately cut out another pair.

Both pair were made with fabric I had on hand.
 These purple shoes were made out of vintage fabric
that I got from my Mom a few weeks ago.

I'm already thinking about the next pair I'm 
going to make her. Shiny black with red soles.
You just wait.
These whip up in about 45 minutes.
So easy.

Remember that blanket I'm complaining about 
working on for the gal I hardly know? Well, I 
decided to make her a pair of these booties instead.
I'll still finish the blanket but will give it
to a close friend who's expecting (if she has a girl).
If all else fails, I will just keep it for my little lady. 

Guess what I'm working on today?
My jumpsuit.
Tune in later for pics of that.


Amanda said...

oh they turned out so cute! can't wait to see them on those cute little chubby feet for real.oh they turned out so cute! can't wait to see them on those cute little chubby feet for real.

Jolie said...

Good job Paula!!!
How lucky for the babe that she gets comfort and fashion and love booties whipped up in less than an hour!
I want some :)
I'm serious

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