Step Right Up

Crazy Christmas mode has hit and we haven’t even got the tree up! There is aย whole bunch of sewing going on behind the scenes but everything is a WIP right now. So…I thought I’d share with you some baby boots from last year. The story is, around the same time, I came across the Japanese cotton/ linen blend fabrics on Etsy and this pattern. I think my Etsy ‘favourites’ crept up to eleven pages of fabric. I was planning to make the boots to sell on Etsy and modify the pattern to make them easier to get on. But I ran into some ethical issues, namely: using someone else’s pattern eeek! It’s a steep learning curve this sewing / blogging business but I know for sure that I definitely want to go about it with integrity and create Good Craft Karma (which I’m sure is responsible for telephone dress success). I realised how much thought and time must go into pattern making, and I certainly don’t want to rip off a fellow crafter’s hard work. ย A pattern making course might be called for in 2012…

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  • Oonwrote:

    O yes, do! It’s very inspiring, a pattern making course.
    And the boots are so cute.

  • Nele84wrote:

    Beautiful! And so are the pictures :-)!

  • Hollywrote:

    these are fricking Awesome!!! Love the brown and green boxed ones ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done! Oh and have a lovely xmas. x

  • skirtastopwrote:

    the boots are soooo cute! i think you did the right thing, though. what did you end up doing with all those boots??

  • Carolynwrote:

    Those boots are so stinking adorable!

  • happyfindwrote:

    These boots are stinkin’ cute! especially the one that matches the coat from your last post, and YES, please do a pattern making post. I am so there! Oh my goodness, how cute would this be to have matching mommy and baby house booties?! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Kimberlywrote:

    Oh these are all so darling. I especially love the sushi print (how unique!) and the denim. Navigating the blogging/indy craft business ethical waters can definitely be a bit challenging. I have been thinking so hard about taking a pattern drafting class as well. I’m excited to see where your sewing takes you! It’s been a fun journey thus far.

  • Effiewrote:

    The boots are cute. Maybe the pattern maker sells a licence to sell!

  • Crystalwrote:

    Wow. They are adorable. I agree,what did you do with them all? Your fabric choices are fantastic!

  • Rosalindwrote:

    Good on you for not going ahead, many would have!

  • miamihoneywrote:

    Oh, these are super cute!

  • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

    Thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚ In the end, babies of friends and family ended up with the shoes. I kept a couple of favourites for my youngest boy and he kicked them off within a minute every time!

  • pharlleywrote:

    If you go through her policies, you can sell them, just have to post a note about where the pattern came from!

  • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

    Thanks for that info @Pharlley, that is helpful…

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