Monday, March 4, 2013

I Made Shoes for Blythe

I spent a night working out the pattern and last night I put them together. They're like mini Toms. I need to change some things to the pattern and try some more samples but I think they're really cute. I made two pair in different sizes for Tangkou and Blythe/23cm Obitsu since those are the feet I have on hand. The uppers are cotton and the sole is a thin craft foam. Shoes take a ton of glue, especially when you get to shaping the toe area. They are still drying so where you see white in the pics near the soles is the glue. It will dry clear and tomorrow I will clean away any excess lumps with an xacto.

You should be able to click on the pics for a larger view on my Flickr page.

Please let me know what you think!

Here you can see all of the pattern pieces and I am starting to glue on the fabric for the foot beds.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Foot beds are done. Covering the 2 part toe caps and the heel/sides and letting them dry and shape a little.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Front of the shoes are done.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Ready for assembly.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Glue and shape. Glue and shape.

Making Shoes for Blythe

All assembled and gooey before the bands went on to hold the soles to the actual uppers. Those gaps in the front won't be there once they dry.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Better view.

Making Shoes for Blythe

More views.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Making Shoes for Blythe

Making Shoes for Blythe

Tangkou sized pair. Still a little big.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Making Shoes for Blythe

Blythe sized pair. She might need socks. I honestly don't think I can make these any smaller.

Making Shoes for Blythe

Making Shoes for Blythe

Tangkou in the Blythe sized pair. They actually fit pretty perfect.

Making shoes

Friday, March 1, 2013

Interview at BlytheLife.com

I have some big news! I was chosen as one of the people to be showcased for the 2013 March Talent Showcase from BlytheLife.com!

It's a big honor and I am so excited to be part of it.

AND there's a giveaway for a dress from one of my new patterns. So make sure you check it out! You can read about it HERE!