Customer Reviews for Rock-a-Billy Baby Boots:
Totally happy with the instructions, however, a little disappointed that each project needs to be purchased separately!!! Years ago (like 30+) I had a booklet which had All the patterns, I used it endlessly for gifts, etc, and somehow over the years, and several moves, it has gone missing. Hence my recent purchase.
Made these for a couple of co-worker's grandchildren and they loved them.
The ones that I have made turned out very cute, but there are a few areas that I feel can be improved upon. I found the directions cumbersome. I have the other book with the collection of booties that include the cowboy boot and high top shoes.I make those specific booties all of the time. In comparison the direction for the first book that I got are very clear. Each pair has its own set of directions. Having to go back and forth with the new format in this collection makes it more difficult to follow. I also prefer the directions for the sole of the shoe in older book that I have. I do like the addition of the edge stitching around the sole of the shoe.
These are absolutely adorable. I just finished my first pair and am starting my second. Everyone in my stitch-n-b**** group loved watching me make them! I made a few changes with the embellishments though. I wanted the new mom to be able to wash them so I didn't glue the extras on. Instead I left long yarn trails and sewed the hearts and spurs on. I also used thick thread to wrap the pom poms because I couldn't get it tight enough with the yarn. I wouldn't, however, say its for beginners (I'm impressed with Samantha B :-) )
I've enjoyed making these with a "Southwest" color scheme, and they are really cute when made; however, I've had no feedback from my friends (to whom I gave them as baby gifts) as to how they really fit on the baby. If anyone has feedback in that regard, I'd love to see it. ... My concern is that the foot part is too narrow and not deep enough to really accommodate the baby's foot - unless the baby's foot is very, very narrow/skinny. I wish for a wider sole, and at least one more row of height on the newborn-size shoe portion. The next time I make this, I might use this basic design and do a little interpolating to adjust the pattern accordingly.
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