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Each pattern is a PDF digital file that you can download instantly and print from home. This flat derby shoe pattern is designed to be used alongside the I Can Make Shoes women's flat lasts (reference 001).
The derby shoe is a super versatile style, bridging the gap between smart and smart casual. It's a shoe which includes numerous possibilities for variations. From toe caps, to back straps, to broguing - the sky is the limit with the derby shoe! 👞
You have the option to purchase sizes individually or the whole size range.
MORE ABOUT THIS PATTERN...
This pattern includes 3 pattern pieces with an optional back strap. All pieces except for the backstrap are the same for the upper and lining. The only difference being you would fold the 5mm allowance on the topline of the upper (optional) and this 5mm will become the trimming allowance on the topline of the lining. If this is your first derby, we recommend going for a raw edge topline.
If you have altered your last for a square/pointed toe or adjusted the 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. The optional back strap piece is not part of the lining. *Remember to flip the pattern pieces to get left and right feet*
2. Stitch your back seams together, 5mm from the edge. Open the seams with a little glue and skive away excess bulk.
3. Glue and fold over the 5mm allowance on the toplines of your uppers.
4. Match together the uppers with the linings and stitch together at the topline. *The 5mm trimming allowance on your linings will sit 5mm above the topline of your uppers.*
5. Trim off the front half of the trimming allowance, leaving some at the back to help with the lasting process.
You're now ready to last your uppers!