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.