I've been toying with the idea of a Pixie shoe with a pointed toe, for babies, for quite a while now... and today I had some success!
I'm pretty happy with this. I have managed to make the pattern so it's REALLY easy to change the size of the shoe, so I can make them for babies for various ages.
The shoe pictured above is the prototype and is made using some left over linen I had floating around. They're fully lined, with all interior seams hidden so they're comfortable for baby to wear.
I haven't quite decided if this is going to be the final design yet, as I may think about adding some sort of elasticised section to the back for a variable fit, etc. And I might make some of the larger sizes with a non-slip sole too.
I've been thinking about some of the ways I could decorate or embellish these little shoes and I have been thinking that screenprinting onto fabric prior to the contruction could be quite cute... Maybe stamping onto the fabric with some of my hand-carved eraser stamps (more about this later :-), maybe some cute embroidery... the sky's the limit I guess :-)
Anyway I hope you enjoy seeing my Work in Progress!