May 30, 2009

Kimono Baby Shoes

Today I attended a baby shower for my cousin. It was a great opportunity to try out the gorgeous little tutorial posted by Aimee of homespun threads.
They were a breeze to cut out and get the sole & upper made, but a little fiddly getting the shoe sizes exactly the same.  As you can imagine, millimetres of difference in the seam allowances on such a tiny project has significant effect.  I chose to interface the upper shoe with flannelette for a comfy feel and this meant that there was a little slipping and sliding when trying to attach the two pieces together (6 layers on the overlapping toes) with a little 1/4" seam.

  I got there in the end and I must say that I'm extremely happy with the fabric.  It's a double sided cotton/linen from so lovely, a pleasure to cut with and very satisfying to sew sewers know what I mean!  I used the gingham pattern on the inside, and polka dots on the exterior with a charcoal corduroy sole.  Anyhow, enough about fabric.  Here they are.  I teamed them with a tiny pair of white leggings and some facewashers.  She liked them if you were wondering, and I can't wait to meet the little person who will wear them!


  1. Beautiful! I love the fabric choices

  2. very cute - great job. Hey can you do a tutorial on the bouquet of singlets or nappies. Whose baby shower?


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