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What? You want a pattern for this week too? Ok, fine… 🙂
Remember when we did shoe school last spring? (If not, scroll down to find those links) I said that sewn shoes get made as “innies” or “outies” and there was another type called “lasted” which are named for the way they’re made – on lasts.
This tutorial will show you how to make the lasts, patterns, and shoes for any doll .
There’s also a pattern for a sewn version using any method from the previous shoe tutorials for Maplelea.
This week we’re doing a classic shoe – Mary Janes. These are a little harder to line up the upper and sole than last week’s and have straps and closures.
Remember how I said this shoemaking endeavor started with people shoes? So what you’ll find HERE is a pattern and all the instructions you’ll need to complete a simple, turned, women’s size US9/EU 40 shoe or slipper if you’d prefer.
A doll version of the pattern is included also, but the straps are set back a little so the strap falls more over the ankle. I find for doll size that helps them stay on better than having the strap at the instep, but if you eliminate that point and curve you can also turn this into ballet flats. Sorry there are no pix of the doll version, I made them all in flannel to check fit but they weren’t as cute as the bird ones 🙂
You might want to wait until next week to see an easier way to do this for Hearts for Hearts/Cheries.