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)!!

5 comments:

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 :)