A while back I pinned these cute little booties, and when I followed the link to I Think Sew there were patterns for over 30 different baby shoes. I still love that sneaker pair, but I made these Mary Janes to go with the Storybook Woods bonnet.
I used the same wool and lining fabric as the bonnet, and added some matching embroidery instead of the fabric flower from the pattern.
The straps fasten with sew-on snaps, so the little shell buttons are just for show.
It was a good pattern, but I will admit that these were a little tedious to sew, as sewing tiny things can be. I found it helpful to draw my sewing lines directly on the fabric before pinning, giving me a visible line to follow around the curves as I sewed. They don’t tell you to do this in the directions, but the photos show it that way, and it kept the shoes from ending up all wonky-shaped. Not to say there aren’t still a few wonky spots, but it really did help.
I also made this matching crinkle teething/clutching toy.
I bought a three pack of wooden rings from an Etsy shop that sells teethers and playsilks and stuff. The rings are perfect for this sort of project, but don’t order from there if you’re in a hurry – it took them 15 days to ship my order! Anyway, I just enclosed a Smarties wrapper inside my rectangle (the back is organic flannel) to make it crinkle. And I added a snap where it straps to the ring so that the fabric part can be removed and washed in the machine. Just in case it happens to gets covered in baby slime…