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February 5, 2013

Forget-Me-Knot shoes

My dear baby was blessed in our Church this past Sunday.  

And despite the fact that her dress was long, long, super long (which I love) I wanted her to wear matching baby shoes.

So the day before I sat down and sewed these adorable Forget-Me-Knot shoes found on the Shwin & Schwin blog.

The pattern was real simple and I enjoyed making them.  I did, however, have one problem.  They wouldn't stay on her feet more than 2 second.  I knew they needed to be much more tight, to stay on.

Enter Elastic thread.

I decided to sew all around the top of the shoe, plus add another strip right around the back of the shoe.

Then I got the shoes a teeny bit wet and ironed them to shrink the elastic up. 

This cinched the shoes right up.  They stayed perfectly on baby's feet now.

Beautiful shoes, baby....which nobody saw.


Elise@growcreative said...

Those are beautiful! Your little one looks darling in them. What a great idea to use elastic thread. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Susannah said...

Those shoes are darling! It doesn't matter that they weren't seen then. What's important is that they were what you wanted. :-)

Melissa said...

I love the shoes. Great pictures!! :)