I made my first pair of shoes today! I used a pattern from Amy at Naptime Crafter's Etsy store; Peekaboo Pattern Shop. I won a giveway on Fingerprints on the Fridge a while ago and I had chosen as one of my prizes the Pleated Mary Jane shoe pattern. Amy and I were both participants on Project Toddler Runway, so I was especially pleased to win this prize from her!
I needed tiny shoes for Hadley to go with her holiday outfit, but the smallest shoes at Target were too big for her. Then I remembered my free patterns! I had the houndstooth suiting from my inspired by boy-themed entry for Project Toddler Runway - Lil' Rascal, and the lining fabric was leftover from a baby quilt I made for a friend. Woo-hoo! Everything free and I didn't have to leave the house!
The pattern was really easy to follow and I made these start to finish with Hadley on my chest in her Moby wrap. It made checking the fit really convenient, since her little feet were right at my waist!
They were a little difficult to maneuver and sew but I think this is purely because they were the smallest size. I'll likely be making another pair very soon in the next size up so I'll let you know if it's easier!
I really like the little pearl snaps on the straps and the pink lining peeking out.