***UPDATE*** You guys have been telling me the link to the tutorial is broken on the site that I am referring to. You will find the tutorial HERE.
The tutorial is great, and I would definitely use it again. I used a Japanese linen-cotton blend with circus elephants that I found at a Danish fabric shop, Malika&Rosa.dk. I can totally recommend it, by the way – even though we all know fabric’s pricy in this country, she really has my kind of sewing shop with a pretty delicious selection!
For the lining I found some white fabric with little green dots, and for the soles I used two layers of baby cord. The little guy is a newborn, so obviously there’s no need for reinforcement for crawling or walking, and I don’t think there will be while they fit him. They looked so tiny when they were done – you forget how small newborn babies are, don’t you? I made a drooling bib to go with it (that was a first, but I drew the pattern myself, and it came out pretty nice, I think) – you can see the ensemble here.
I was supposed to visit during this week, but as I mentioned I’m down with a soar throat, so no visiting newborn babies for me. Therefore, I shipped off a small parcel yesterday – hope I get to see him soon, though!