Monday, 11 May 2009

Baby Imelda

Miss G has a rather large shoe collection for one so young.

I guess it comes from having hand-me-down shoes from two older sisters who (for a time) wore the same size at the same time.
Hence no hand-me-downs for them, so twice the number of shoes.

When it came time for her baptism though the shoes her sisters wore were too small - by a good few centimentres I might add.

So rather than spend significant amounts of money on something that was going to be kicked off pretty quick, I tried out this pattern from Stardust shoes and it worked a treat.

The total cost for the baptism shoes, which were made in a lovely pin-tucked cotton with a cotton sateen ribbon was $4.05.

Seriously, you can't do better than that.

I made a sample pair first as I had to upsize the pattern as it is sized according to age, but her feet appear to be slightly on the long side.

Just as well I did as the sample pair were too large to be worn straight away but will go nicely with this top in a month or so.

Though by then this busy little lady could well be deciding it's time to walk (or perhaps fly)!!


Liam's Mummy said...

Gorgeous shoes! Lucky girl to have so many hand me downs, but its nice to have something new to wear.

Cascade Lily said...

Lovely work on the shoes. A girl definitely cannot have too many!

Little Munchkins said...

I know which top you are talking about without even clicking on the link - it's the Otto chicken top!

I love seeing those cloth shoes. They are always so tiny and adorable.

Charity said...

Those are so sweet! I love little cloth shoes. :o)

Mel said...

Beautifully done :)