this is a tough one. i found a free online pattern for baby kimono booties a while back (not even sure how i found it, it’s not one of my usual blogs and i think the gal that posted it isn’t blogging anymore), and decided to try them out last night (it is “impromptu celebrate the summer boy week” with dana and rae after all!). the pattern and tutorial are no good! i don’t even want to link to it. the pattern pieces were really off, the instructions were both incorrect AND incomplete…it was a mess.
that being said, i think i “made it work” well enough to make a decent-looking pair of houndstooth baby shoes with grippy soles for when my little guy needs traction. i had to buy the houndstooth fabric to make some shoes after i saw these adorb ones. they were a quick sew once i figured out and corrected the pattern errors, and they barely used any fabric. i made the 6-12 month size, but they’re way too big on him now and i’m not sure if they’ll ever properly fit. i just hope they’ll stay on well enough for around the house once he is ready to crawl/stand!
maybe i can work on the pattern a little more so they fit better, or maybe i need to buy a “real” pattern on etsy and try again. we’ll see.
now i’m posting a button, because buttons are fun!