An update to the classic JANES shoe - perfect for warmer weather - Open-Toe JANES! These shoes are designed to fit the 18 inch doll foot and will fit dolls such as American Girl®, Tonner My Imagination™, Our Generation, Springfield, and Madame Alexander. Inspired by the popular wrap shoes seen from brands like TOMS® and BOBS®, Alpargata style shoes are all the rage! The pattern is designed to use woven cotton fabrics, works with stripes, florals, polka dots, thin corduroy and much more.
These darling little shoes are simple to sew and just take a bit of patience to construct, but once you've put your first pair together, you'll breeze right through the assembly for your next pair.
Recommended Fabrics - 100% Woven Cotton, Corduroy, and Linen. 1/4" Middy Braid or other flat braided trim is used to give them that authentic look!Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Intermediate (but note if using a hot glue gun adult supervision is recommended).
What You Get: One 14 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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The pattern instructions were fine, though I found it very fiddly and difficult to sew the elastic V-shaped insert. My main problem was I was making them for an Our Generation doll (which was included in the pattern sizing). But they don't fit! The end product is very cute, but the OG doll has a wider foot and my granddaughter can't get them on. I will try making them again but make the sole matches the foot, however I'll have to increase the other pattern pieces too. Not sure how easy that will be. Buyer beware: make sure you trace your doll's foot for the sole.
Quality of the printout was great, easily read. I would definitely purchase more from Pixie Faire.
The pattern was easy to use the only problem I personally had is I have the older American Girl doll and I had to do some modifications for it to fit right for her. The pattern fits my Wal-Mart doll just fine.
Great experience, the shoe went together quite Well, the instructions were easy to follow with clear pictures, which made a very nice summer shoe for my 18" dolls, & I have also made the same shoe using the pattern designed to fit the Wellie Wishers dolls and that turned out fantastic. Thanks!
Great pattern. Easy to follow. Cute cute shoes!