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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Black Suede Baby Shoes

For my cousin's baby.



I thrifted an old suede jacket on 99 cent tag day a long time ago, with projects like baby shoes in mind. It was too thin a suede to use without a lining, otherwise this project would have been easier. It was especially fiddly since you can't really pin leather and it could have used some pinning. The pattern is from this Japanese craft book. Looks like it's out of print now. Sadly, I didn't get a pic of the top I embellished with some flowers to match. (So why am I even telling you about it?) That's what I get for starting projects 10 min. before I'm supposed to leave for the shower.

Also, tonight Jane posted this helpful sign, in verse:

7 comments:

myimaginaryblog said...

Would basting tape or glue have helped?

I still have the costume. Oops.

marymary said...

I'm sure glue would've helped. I use a glue stick on fabric all the time and I wonder if it would've worked on this. Is this the kind of thing that glue you got at the Deseret Book clearance sale would be good for? Remind me what it was called.

Betsy said...

Those are SO CUTE! Wanted to come to that shower.

Lili said...

Holy wow. SO CUTE. Sad I didn't make it :(

Dirtius Wifius said...

best sign ever. the shoes are pretty awesome too. :)

Heidi said...

Adorable! I have one of those vintage reprint baby shoe patterns, and I never thought of getting raw materials via DI. You're so clever. :)

Jstar said...

I'm so glad that Jane is raising her ebenezer to remember the important times