Sunday 26 May 2013

Baby Boots Pattern

This little piggy went to the market...
Recently I did something I probably hadn't done since high school.  I purchased a commercial sewing pattern.  I came across a photo of some outrageously adorable baby boots and was about start making a pattern, when I realised that I could simply buy one for only $4.  Even I can afford that.  I found the instructions somewhat clunky, but the making process was reasonably straight forward if fiddly.

One change I made to the original design was adding some padding into the sole.  I also made the sole outer from vinyl, so it's remotely suitable for trying to walk on. Still these boots aren't really designed for walking in, as they don't provide enough support.  My Chromatophobic Piggy buttons are purely decorative because the boots have a velcro closure.  I consider velcro to be one of my mortal enemies most of the time, but I have to admit it has its uses.
As adorable as [I think] these tiny boots are, they don't stay on too well, so I will be adding some elastic around the ankle to remedy this problem.

The rest of Zaika's outfit is also made by me.  It's all merino wool, and the cardigan buttons are laser cut from polypropylene.

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