Friday, March 20, 2009

Baby Mary Janes

As promised, I'm finally getting around to showing off my latest sewing project. That makes it sound like there's been a long string of them. There has not. I'm honestly not much of a seamstress, but after seeing a couple samples on Mary's blogs, I felt inspired. When I saw them I began hoping my brother and sister-in-law would have a girl because these were just too cute. Actually they could easily be made for a boy as well with the right fabric, but who can pass up a pair of pink Mary Janes? Especially considering the fact that I'm not much of an accomplished seamstress, I was quite pleased with how these turned out. I'll admit there were actually 3 made, the first being unintended practice as I found flaws and learned how to improve the process. Katie Grace's mama, Mindy, always says pearls go with everything, so the buttons were a no-brainer. The first link above gives details on information needed to learn how to make them. Here are some photos of the process and finished product. The bag was a last minute thought that kept me up 'til 2am on a work-night, but I felt like it was worth it when it was done.






The crooked seams in this picture were what finally convinced me that this one needed to be a practice rather than the final product. I've discovered I'm a bit of a perfectionist.


Still a little too big, but I just love her little toes peeking through.

5 comments:

heather said...

How very very sweet Cheryl! I love those little shoes. How sweet of you to put all that time and love into making them for your new neice.

Mary said...

Awww! Soooo Cute! Pretty fabrics and they'll be cherished long after she grows out of them I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Impressive and how cute! What a nice idea!

sherri said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!! Awesome job, Cheryl! What a sweet gift.

Julie said...

The shoes are soooooo cute -- what a sweet idea!!! You did a great job on them. I am very impressed!!!!