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Honeypie
« on: January 16, 2008 01:10:09 PM »

Inspired by these ber-cute babyshoes http://flickr.com/photos/catarinamadruga/page4/ I had to try to make something similar for my little girl. Not nearly as perfect as the "original" but here it goes:




Top is linen, lining is cotton and sole is suede leather. Button is painted wood.
Thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008 01:15:34 PM »

Gasp! I'm the first one to comment on such lovely shoes! The are beautiful! You should be proud!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008 01:38:07 PM »

Those are really cute!  Did you use some type of skid-free fabric for the soles?
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008 01:48:15 PM »

ai!  those are so sweet i now have a toothache.  no joke you did a fabulous job.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008 02:02:12 PM »

Those are adorable! My daughter needs some!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008 06:27:49 PM »

Great job, looks like little dolly shoes
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008 06:48:29 PM »

These are so cute!  Is there a pattern to follow?  I would love to make them!
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008 08:11:24 PM »

Those are darling! 
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008 10:27:55 PM »

those are really really precious!  i really want to make them...
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2008 01:13:21 AM »

Thanks so much for all the nice comments Smiley

Those are really cute!  Did you use some type of skid-free fabric for the soles?
I used suede leather for the soles. I think its kinda skid-free.

These are so cute!  Is there a pattern to follow?  I would love to make them!
I made the pattern myself. If I just could get to a scanner Id be happy to share it.
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2008 05:25:24 AM »


I made the pattern myself. If I just could get to a scanner Id be happy to share it.


ooh ooh...you can borrow mine!  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2008 06:01:23 AM »

Those are just about the sweetest things I've ever seen!

(Can you make a pattern for my size?  TeeHee!)
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008 06:32:36 AM »

Those shoes are adorable!  I would love to make them as well.  TFS
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2008 10:27:02 AM »

Ooh, these are so cute.   I do hope you find a way to share your pattern with us...a friend of mine is having a little girl and these would be so perfect for her.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2008 11:14:30 AM »

So cute! And I love those chubby baby legs!
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2008 01:18:44 PM »

how adorable-how did you make them?  Trace a pair of existing shoes, or...
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2008 06:11:36 PM »

Those are so cute!
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2008 08:31:27 PM »

those are adorable!

Hopefully you can get to a scanner.  I'd love to make a pair for my friend's daughter. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2008 07:43:34 AM »

Those are super cute! I wonder if I can make something similar for my toddler girl?
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008 10:36:45 AM »

Honeypie, maybe it would be enough if you took a picture of your pattern and shared it with us?  I just need a starting point.  Thanks for sharing!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2008 11:16:34 AM »

you did a wonderful job, they are lovely Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2008 01:01:06 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments ladies!

Im getting my DH to scan the pattern at the office Smiley
Since we dont have a scanner at home I usually scan at work my self, but I am currently on maternity leave so its a it of a hassle you see.

Or maybe Ill just post a pic. Eitherway Ill have a pattern up for you in a couple of days.

And completely off topic: I am probably buying my very first serger tomorrow. YAY! Old, and used but functional and at a good price too. Ive wanted one for so long now and think it will be good for learning the "serger-basics".
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2008 04:41:23 PM »

Congrats on your baby Honeypie!!!  They are such little miracles.

Yay!!  Thank you for getting that scanned and sharing it.  I really want to make a pair for my friend...I have some time since she isn't due for 3 more months.  Smiley

Enjoy your serger.  I was in a craze and got one too, but have yet to open it.  I really should though since it would make lots of my sewing so easy.
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2008 05:40:19 PM »

thanks so much!  i'm just fresh off maternity leave myself so i understand how you ca n have less free time than you do while working full time!  (but also that it can inspire lots of baby sewing)
and enjoy your serger!  i got one last christmas and now can't remember what i did without it.  thanks to it, i can whip up a baby sleep sack in about 10 minutes now.  too bad it took me 6 months to learn that i didn't have to rethread it every time i wanted to change colors...it's a good 20 minute process for me!
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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2008 01:30:40 AM »

Here is the pattern for the shoes. Its really simple but I hope it can be useful anyway.
I am just posting a photo of the pattern, but put in a 1cm reference mark, so that it should be easier to scale. This size fits my 6 month old.



When sewing the top fabric an lining together i sew along the solid line on the front (with rubberband attached), and THEN cut down the middle and toward the corners. Hope that makes sense (?)

Step 2 is folding the top an lining apart (and iron flat), and then sewing the heel seem.

Step 3 is attaching the sole to the outside fabric and the sole lining to the lining fabric. I leave an opening in the lining for turning.
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2008 04:15:49 AM »

i' ve seen something like this before at this sight
 http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/esb_fleece_chinese_slippers.html

i vam currently working on a pair form this http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=5fd9ce908332f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=felt


i also tried these but the wool was killing my machine. its  very cheap.

 http://www.gfwsheep.com/flatfelt/flatfelt3.html
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2008 04:46:13 PM »

When sewing the top fabric an lining together i sew along the solid line on the front (with rubberband attached), and THEN cut down the middle and toward the corners. Hope that makes sense (?)


okay, i'm sorry but you lost me here...can anyone help?  Embarrassed
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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2008 12:35:56 AM »

Sorry, Im not good at explaining. I made a drawing. Hope this makes it clearer:


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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2008 02:21:15 AM »

I made a drawing. Hope this makes it clearer:
Thanks for that Honeypie!
My sister is expecting in May, what kind of measurements do you need to make a boot that fits? just the length of the foot or more? And how do you calculate the size of the upper piece?

Thanks!
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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2008 02:38:22 AM »

I really dont know what measurements would fit a newborn. The sole in the pattern posted above is 11cm when scaled according to the reference mark.
This would fit a 3-6 month baby.

To make another size I would just measure the foot, add 2 cm + seam allowance I guess. Little feet needs room, and I think its better to make them a tad to big.

Just scale the whole pattern to the size you want on a printer/copier and the sole and top should both be in scale.

ETA: I would love to se pics If anyone makes a pair of these.
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Sorry, Im not good at explaining. I made a drawing. Hope this makes it clearer:


ah yes!  now i get it.. Embarrassed  my printer is being fixed so i will have to print this at work today and give it a shot...hope to be posting my results soon!  thank you  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2008 07:33:58 AM »

Thank you Honeypie!!!  I will give these a go.  If the baby isn't walking yet do you think I could just go with fabric on the bottoms?  I've never sewn leather.
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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2008 11:40:04 AM »

If the baby is not walking or standing up yet, you could definately use cotton as soles.
I guess there are other skid-free options than leather out there to use for soles for when the baby stands up.
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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2008 01:23:21 PM »

I really dont know what measurements would fit a newborn. The sole in the pattern posted above is 11cm when scaled according to the reference mark.
This would fit a 3-6 month baby.

To make another size I would just measure the foot, add 2 cm + seam allowance I guess. Little feet needs room, and I think its better to make them a tad to big.

ETA: I would love to se pics If anyone makes a pair of these.
Thanks !! I'll let you kow how I get on.. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2008 04:58:06 AM »

thanks for the great inspiration!
truly lovely little shoes
great links posted in here also
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