Go-Go Boots 18" Doll Shoes


Named for the dancers who wore them, Go-Go boots became a fashion staple in the 60’s. As hemlines rose, so did the height of the boots! For most of the 20th century, boots were only worn in bad weather but in the 60’s, teenagers began wearing a shorter, space-age looking boot meant to mimic the look of astronauts boots because they were easy to dance in. As skirts and dresses got shorter, the boots got taller and tighter. Once debuted by French clothing designer Andres Courrèges, and immortalised by Nancy Sinatra with her single “These Boots Were Made for Walkin”, they became an international style trend worn by women of all ages.

There are three different sole options available for the vinyl Go-Go Boots. The first option is a period correct shape that must be traced and cut manually.  This option mimics the iconic almond-shaped toe and the big heel that became popular in the later part of the 1960’s and uses vinyl for the uppers.

Option number two involves using the Shape 4 Pixie Pack pre-cut soles or die cut soles.  This option will result in a slightly less period look. Acrylic soles will not work for this version of the boot because the outer sole needs to bend slightly.

Option number three involves using the Shape 1 Pixie Pack pre-cut soles.

Directions are also included for simplified Go-Go Boots. This version is a pared down, less period accurate version of the boots that is quicker to make and uses stretch material.  Shape 4 Pixie Pack pre-cut soles or die cut soles work best for this version.  Acrylic soles may also be used.

Looking for a great dress to go with your boots? Try the Love U Bunches All Buttoned Up! Dress or the Crabapples Sassy Sixties Dress.

Recommended Fabrics:  Vinyl or stretch fabrics

Supplies Needed:
*These boots are compatible with the Shape 1 and Shape 4 Pixie Pack pre-cut soles

Supplies for Go-Go Boots:
• 9 inch by 9 inch piece of light weight leather or vinyl with some give (If your vinyl or leather doesn’t stretch at least a tiny bit, it won’t work well for this project)
• 2 x 1 inch long pieces of 3 inch wide belt elastic OR
• 2 x 1 inch by 3 inch long pieces of stretch fabric, such as spandex
• 3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of 2mm black foam for outer soles, plus 2 x 3/16 inch wide by 8 ½ inch long pieces for trim
• 3 ½ inch by 7 inch piece of thin cardboard (cereal boxes works great) for the inner soles
• 3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of fabric for lining inner soles
• 3 inch by 3 inch piece of 6mm white craft foam for heels and inner front sole OR 3 stacked layers of 2 mm white craft foam
• Emery board, nail file or sandpaper
• Sharp scissors or box cutter and knife sharpener to cut foam
• A lighter or tea light
• Glue – hot glue and/or your choice of craft glue
• Leather/vinyl needle and coordinating thread
• Non-permanent marking tool such as tailor’s chalk
• Doll or doll foot lasts for fitting

Supplies for Simplified Go-Go Boots:
• 9 inch by 9 inch piece of stretch fabric such as PVC, poly urethane laminate, performance/dance fabrics etc.
• 3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of 2mm black foam for outer soles, plus 2 x 1/8 inch wide by 8 ½ inch long pieces for trim
• 3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of light cardboard (cereal boxes work great) for inner soles
• 3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of fabric for lining inner soles
• Glue – hot glue and/or your choice of craft glue
• Stretch needle and coordinating thread
• Doll or doll foot lasts for fitting

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 40 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

Download, Print, Sew!

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Vendor: KeLibu


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