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These bow shoes are basic baby shoes with a bow added to the top. I altered this baby shoe pattern to make it work with the leather. I really like the simplicity of these shoes with a statement bow on them.
I decided to make some mary janes for nicer functions. I altered the free pleated mary jane pattern. I eliminated the pleats because they would be too hard to do with leather (or maybe I was too lazy to figure it out.) I added elastic straps that hopefully will be tight enough. here are some ideas for finding elastic to reuse. My SIL got all leather on the outside, but I LOVED the look of the suede so I tried flipping it for my baby. It stretched more so I had to add two little pleats at the toes.
I also made some little leather boots, and they might be my very favorite. They are so simple but will be great for winter. They will look so cute with tights or leggings. I used the free little red riding boots pattern. I had to alter them a little to work with leather, but it’s easier because I don’t have to line them. The suede is so soft and comfortable inside.
All new leather shoes for a winter baby. Hopefully my daughter’s feet will be big enough this winter!