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Oh man, sewing these shoes and blogging about them took me like forever. I got the wonderful Wild Things Baby Shoes pattern by Twig and Tale for a blogtour in June. Well, I couldn’t make them in time for the tour as I was burried with work. I was still determined to sew them as one of me very favorite fellow german bloggers, Marina from Metterlink, had her first baby. I wanted to sew some Toothless shoes for the little man, even ordered the materials. But then I kept on to procrastinate. Copying it from one to sew list to the next. Well, by now the boy is almost one and it was time to finally start sewing!
Marina is one of my fave blogger and real life friends. I got the chance to meet her several times by now and she is just wonderful. Down to earth, nice, funny and open to anyone. One of these bloggers that you are just glad to know. One of those people that you wouldn’t want to miss in your life and that you can talk to for hours and hours without getting bored.
I obviously HAD to sew a little present for the baby boy. And I quickly had a general idea, too. All members of her family are huge toothless fans. Shortly before our first offline meeting, Marina posted this Toothless Hoodie. As I commented enthusiastically, she used her Silhouette to cut one for me, too and gave it to me at our meeting. Sweet, right? I would have loved to use it right away, but decided to wait until my son was old enough to appreciate it. In the meantime my husband and 17 year old nephew had become huge toothless fans, too and so I begged Marina for two more toothless cuts and sewed these hoodies(here, I unfortunately don’t have pics of my nephew wearing the hoodie).
I wanted to sew something toothless inspired for her son, too and the Wild Things Baby Shoes by Twig and Tale were just the perfect pattern. I just had to adapt them to a toothless face instead of the animals included in the pattern. I would love to say that sewing was easy and fast, but my fabric choice took me to crazy place. I chose to use leather for the outside and that turned to be quite a nightmare. My machine kept skipping stitches, I had problems whenever I had to turn from wrong side to right side and so on. In the end I even took a shortcut regarding the lining of one shoe. I just couldn’t sew on. If I had, the shoe would probably have ended in the garbage instead of giving it to my friend. Anyways, that is by no means due to the pattern which is just wonderful. I just really should remember for the future that leather and I aren’t made for each other. The pattern itself was so easy and nice to follow. However, trying the various steps with leather wasn’t that great. Well, the shoes didn’t turn out perfect, but I hope that Marina sees all the love, blood and sweat that I put into them instead of the tiny imperfections…