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« on: December 18, 2008 06:44:05 PM »

My darling daughter is 18 months old and very concerned about making her own choices in shoes and accessories. Since the only shoes that she likes to wear are those soft leather shoes, and since we have lost one of the pair, I decided that my time would be better spent making another pair rather than having to persuade her to wear another pair of shoes. So, I ripped them apart and made these:
*note* this is a trial run. I have some lovely soft leather that I didn't want to ruin on a first try.

Yes, they are very crazy and I can't really think of anything that they could actually go with... and they have fabric bottoms... but, she seemed to like them.
She said, "SHOES!"

as you can see, they go great with her Tigger sweat pants...

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008 07:43:45 PM »

Those look fun!  I found this tute http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html for baby shoes a whil back.  I haven't tried them yet, but if you haven't seen it maybe it will give you some helpful tips.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008 08:49:33 AM »

Nice job on the shoes. Also, I love that fabric!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008 11:40:28 AM »

Those are so fun!  I think they'd look great with jeans and a t-shirt!

I've used this tutorial to make shoes for my 11 month old:
http://www.tackyliving.com/article.php?id=121

The only mods that I've made are to put the casing inside the shoe and I use a clover 1/2" bias tape maker to do the casing.  I don't have a serger and the way the tutorial does it is a huge pita!
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008 01:30:13 PM »

They are cute. I like the wild fabric!
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008 07:01:43 PM »

How cute!  Love the colorful curves.  Seems others had the same thought I did when they saw them …  Reminds me of these soft baby shoes here http://family-centered.com/needleworks/soft-baby-shoes/ - thought this tutorial could be used as a guide for refining your pattern.
Great solution for that ‘one missing shoe’!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008 08:39:34 PM »

Very cute.   My DD would love them.  She loves bright and colorful fabrics.
  Not to add something else but I have used this tute and it works well for leather.  It's really easy to follow and her pattern is sized for size 1-8 so it's a great range instead of just 6-12 mo and that's it.  Plus the shoe isn't as wide as the one in the Stardust link.  I have made those too and I liked them but found that they were extremely wide for my son's foot. 

http://www.ohelene.net/blog/?p=118
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