Steampunk Inventor Boots 18" Doll Shoes

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It is the Inventor who uses their talent and imagination to create the marvels of the steampunk world. Ceaseless tinkering, designing and occasionally blowing things up – the Inventor is a quintessential steampunk archetype.

The steampunk movement is built on Victorian science fiction. As such, steampunk fashion uses the Victorian and Edwardian eras as a basis and builds from there. One steampunk blogger advised “dress Victorian and then add”. It’s the additions – gears and gadgets - that make steampunk so fun. This pattern includes both Steampunk Boots, as well as Spats for your doll.  This PDF pattern is designed to specifically fit 8 inch  American Girl® dolls.

There are also two style of sole options included in this pattern. Sole style one is compatible with any of the Pixie Pack SHAPE 1 pre-cut soles (White, Black, Color 1 , Color 2, Black/White Combo, or Black Chipboard). Sole style two is for use with the Punch Place Plus Die and their acrylic soles. You may also choose to cut your own soles as well. 

Check out the KeLibu Steampunk Inventor bundle at Pixie Faire as a compliment to your Steampunk Inventor outfit!

Recommended Fabrics:  Lightweight vinyl or leather

Supplies Needed:
-11 inch by 7 ½ inch piece of lightweight vinyl or leather
-1 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of contrast/complementary vinyl or lightweight leather
-3 inch by 5 ½ inch piece of vinyl or lightweight leather in a second contrasting/complementary color
-3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of lightweight fabric for the sole lining – cotton or blends
-10 x 3/16 inch wide brads
-4 x 5/16 inch wide brads
-7 inches of twill tape or ribbon (Optional)
-Two buckles 7/16 inches wide (Optional) (If your buckles are wider or narrower than this, you will have to adjust the width of the Optional Strap)
-Piece of 3 ¾ inch long by ½ inch wide piece of hook tape and 3 ¾ inch long by 3/8 inch wide loop tape
-3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of 6 mm foam for the outer soles*
-3 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch piece of chipboard or cardboard (a cereal box works great!) for the inner soles*
-18 inches 3/8 inch trim or 2 mm foam as trim for boot soles
-Leather or vinyl needle
-Matching thread
-Pencil, tailor’s chalk, FriXion pen or similar for marking
-Hot glue gun and/or craft glue

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 24 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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This is an easy pattern. A little time consuming but way- way worth it. A nice snug fit and a really cute steam punk or biker boot. I will be making a lot of these.