I've been working, on and off, for the last couple or weeks on some small footwear. Mary, my Izannah walker style doll can be made with bare feet, or painted boots, and the bare foot girl has been very patiently waiting for some shoes to add to her wardrobe.
|Mary - Izannah Walker Inspired|
Although many of the original Izannah Walker dolls have painted, laced ankle boots, I noticed that so many pictures of girls from the mid 19th Century showed them wearing ankle strap shoes, so I thought that Mary had best have both!
You can see lots more pictures of all things Izannah Walker related, and inspired here in my Pinterest board.
First up were red ankle straps. Everyone needs some red shoes, right?
|Doll Shoe Parts|
|Mary ready to try her new shoes|
|They fit like a glove!|
A second pair were decorated with a buckle in a dark brown leather
|Ready for the fastener|
The lace up boots were tricky to fit, but I still made two pairs....
|Fitting lace up boots|
Once they were all finished, it was time to write up the pattern...
|Inspiration and finished shoes|
|Reproduction Izannah Walker shoes|
|Doll Shoes & Pattern|
One of the things that I love most about being a doll artist, is that I get to chop and change what skills I use all the time! Next week it's back to clay and doll faces :0)