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Each pattern is a PDF digital file that you can download instantly and print from home. This peep toe pattern is designed to be used alongside the I Can Make Shoes women's high-heel lasts (reference 003).
Similar to the classic court shoe, the peep toe is the perfect construction to make when you are starting your shoemaking journey. Popularised in the 1930s and 1940s, this style is a vintage classic that never goes out of fashion - and is perfect for showing off your fresh pedi. 😉
Construct on a block heel for a modern effect, or go for a stiletto heel for the ultimate retro look. 😍
MORE ABOUT THIS PATTERN...
This is a 3/4 cut court shoe pattern which means there is a closed side seam and a closed back seam. The pattern is the same for the upper and lining. The 5mm allowance along the topline of the pattern serves as both the folding allowance of your upper, as well as the trimming allowance of your lining.
You may be wondering... Why is that extra inside quarter pattern not part of the rest of the pattern so it can just be one continuous piece?
There are 2 reasons for this...the first being that for some sizes and heel heights the angle of the pattern for a court shoe means that the pattern would overlap itself at the back. The second reason we break up the pattern here is so that you can get more out of your materials as there is less dead space within or around the pattern pieces 😊
If you have altered your last width, we recommend adding on some extra lasting allowance to the pattern, to accommodate this build-up.
1. Trace and cut out the linings and uppers in your chosen material using the same pattern. *Remember to flip the pattern pieces to get left and right feet*
2. Stitch together all back seams and side seams of your uppers and linings, stitching 5mm in from the edge. Open the seams with a little glue and skive away excess bulk. *Both these seams are closed seams, so stitch right sides together.*
3. Glue and fold over the 5mm allowance on the toplines of your uppers.
4. Apply a little glue along the wrong sides of your upper and lining toplines. Using your side and back seams as references, match together the uppers with the linings and stick the toplines together. *The 5mm trimming allowance on your linings will sit 5mm above the topline of your uppers.*
5. Stitch your toplines together.
6. Trim off the front half of the trimming allowance as well as along the peep toe, leaving some at the back to help with the lasting process.
You're now ready to last your uppers!