|not sure why I have so many photos of my family's feet!|
Anyhoo - I have inherited a few pair of Robeez and knock off Robeez. These all use elastic to secure the shoes around the ankle. Because of my son's squeezy ankles and feet, they are often tight and uncomfortable for him. (I know, he's only crawling and doesn't even NEED shoes, but that's not the point) I decided to take matters into my own feet (ha) and looked around blog land for a tutorial on how to make baby shoes without the elastic. No luck, so decided I'd adapt this pattern to fit our feet!
Stardust Shoes pattern was a great jumping off point for me to understand how baby shoes are put together. I measured my little guys feet and hammered out a custom pattern to fit his peetsies (as we call them). I lined the top and heel in jersey fabric for softness, but left the bottom sole a single layer to help with walking (when that happens). Added button holes to thread the "laces" through. I know these look a little girly with the white ribbon, but I couldn't
What do yall think? Would you put these on a baby you know? Ideas, suggestions, comments? Feed me the feed back!
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