These adorable soft sole ballet slippers, from Miche Designs, will match perfectly with dance clothes made from the Doll Tag Clothing Ballet Class pattern. The design features a a slip on style with elastic strap across the top of the foot and a tiny bow tie accent on the toe. It is designed to fit 18 inch American Girl Dolls. The shoe has tiny gathers on the sole that meet up with the felt backing – so cute! This is an intermediate PDF level pattern because of the assembly, the sewing skills required are basic.
-Scrap satin fabric for body
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I made the slippers according to pattern. They looked good, but didn’t fit either of my 18” dolls very well. I’ve been making shoes for over 10 years now & thought I’d give this pattern a try rather than making my own.
I was very pleased by the ease of making these ballet slippers. They were perfect with the leotard and tutu that I had made earlier. My husband was particularly taken with how cute they were.
My slippers turned out great. I didn’t use satin but instead a piece of scrap silver metallic fabric backed with nylon. The directions were written. My only suggestion is to use a contrasting thread in the video; it was difficult to see where to stitch.
I have never made shoes before but found it easier than expected. I found the satin difficult to start with but used very fine iron on interfacing on the lining which made it more stable to work on. Very easy after that and my grand-daughter was delighted with the result.