II’ll never forget the trip we made to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. All the Bavarian towns we visited were so charming. The shops were full of cuckoo clocks and delicate chocolates. The restaurants each had a huge variety of local ales. I especially enjoyed seeing the tour guides dressed in their dirndls. There were so many styles, each one special. And, of course, the hills were alive with music and cows with little bells, but we didn’t see any of the iconic Edelweiss.
That trip was the inspiration for this sweet Bavarian-style outfit, complete with embroidered shoes, by FROG Princess Fashions! These shoes are similar to short boots, perfect for hiking the Bavarian hillsides, protecting feet on rough terrain and keeping toes warm where the weather can change quickly.
And since we didn’t see any Edelweiss, I drew and digitized some to embellish the shoes, in keeping with Bavarian shoe styles we saw.
These shoes are designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® and are designed to work with the Pixie Packs pre-cut soles, Shape 1 to save you time and trouble in construction.
Design Hoops and Sizes:
DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PEC, PES, SHV, VIP, XXX, others available upon request
Additional Supplies Needed:
1/8 yd. solid or small print medium weight fabric OR one 9” x 10” cut of vinyl for single color shoes or two 6” x 6” cuts of vinyl for two-tone shoes
• 1/8 yd. fabric for shoe lining
• Scrap fabric to cover chipboard insoles
2 each of Pixie Packs Shape 1 chipboard insoles and foam soles (* or cut your own from template provided using chipboard or 2 layers of cereal box cardboard and 2mm craft foam)
• 2 cuts of 1/8” ribbon, cording measuring 17.5” or one pair of infant shoe laces
• Embroidery thread to match design and fabric
• ¼” or 3/8” elastic or flat trim to match soles
• Durable tear-away stabilizer
• Fusible interfacing for fabric
• Large-eye embroidery needle
• Small, sharp embroidery scissors.
• Larger paper craft scissors.
• Awl (or eyelet punch tool)
• Mini glue gun and glue sticks
• Mini craft iron
What You Get: One embroidery machine digitized designs in 10 file formats. You will receive an instant download zipped file that contains a folder with each of the file formats listed above. Each file format is conveniently saved in its own separate folder for easy use. You need to be able to unzip the zipped file to use it. You must have an embroidery machine and know how to transfer the file to your machine in order to use this.