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Topic: ideas on making these toddler boots...in adult sizes?  (Read 1414 times)
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« on: April 29, 2009 09:21:06 AM »

Hi everyone!  So I am completely in love with this style of toddler boots: 
I might be able to figure out the pattern (I know AbbyRose from the previous post got her pattern from ithinksew.com, but I think figuring how to scale it up to my size 8 womens feet would be just as difficult as figuring out a similar pattern myself), but I was wondering what you guys would recommend for the soles.  My only idea so far (because I'm not really looking into ordering blank soles from a supplier and figuring out how to attach the material, and also because I want these to be outdoor shoes and so the sole has to be a bit more wearable than my usual fleece slipper sole) was taking an old pair of ballet flats and 'building up' from there, so to speak.  I would probably cut a lot of the top of the ballet flat, and sew my material to the remaining material (thereby negating a need to figure out how to attach to the sole).  Do you guys have any better ideas?  Or even any patterns like this for an adult?  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009 01:20:51 PM »

I think you have the right idea on just building on a pair of ballet flats.  I also really like those shoes!  Maybe you could take a piece of thin cotton and start pinning it on the base shoe until you get the right shape.  I'm guessing the shape would be similar to a U, with some kind of oval coming off the end, which would be the piece for on top of your foot.    Maybe the top of the foot piece would have to be separately attached.  Does that make any sense?  I think the only way to get what you want is a lot of trial and error.  If you figure this out, please let us know!

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