Friday, June 17, 2011

What a Loafer

I've had my eye out for wide and roomy baby shoes since my baby has some fat feet that won't fit into many normal baby shoes his size. He needed something cute for meeting all his relatives last week, and a few days before we left I fell in love with baby Grayden's shoes at church.My ward friend gave me her pattern for some adorable baby shoes, and I found these scraps in a 'free' bin at a fabric store in Cambridge. I love that the soles are two different patterns of gray. Best part: I made them reversible, so now he has a black pair as well!

8 comments:

Jay Clay said...

Wow, that looks like a glamour shot, only for baby shoes.

Natalie and Steve said...

You're ridiculously talented. You know that, right? :)

B-Rett said...

Yeah, the fat foot thing...we know about that around here. Good think you can make Link shoes, as it can be very tricky finding some that fit. Maybe it's a Millar trait. I love the shoes you made for him.

Mom Millar said...

These shoes are darling Camille! And they're probably much more comfortable than the ones you buy. He's probably loving it. Way to be so creative!

Susan said...

These little shoes are adorable!!
I want to try this pattern too but I have two questions, the image of the pattern zooms in to a really big size, which one is the 100% size? Can you give one of the measurements as a reference?

Also, how do you sew the inside part to keep them seamless? I have done a few before but they all get thick seams in the inside. Do you use a sole to cover them?
thank you!

Camille said...

Sure, the bottom sole piece measures 4 7/8" from top to bottom (not including the triangle markings), but I might have altered the original to fit my son's feet exactly.

For the inside seam around the bottom, I did a lot of trimming and cut out a lot of triangle pieces to make the seam not so bulky. No, I didn't use a sole--just the fabric with interfacing seemed thick enough. Good luck!

Sam said...

I would love to know what pattern you used but I can't seem to find it! Could you give me a hand?

Camille said...

Hi Sam, sorry I don't have the pattern anymore! A friend lent it to me, and I realized I should probably take it off this post since it was copyrighted from another friend of hers. Good luck, though. I'm sure you can find another one online!