A few weeks back, I purchased some Barbie shoes as a finishing detail for the dolls I’m doing for Barbie Who? They came in a variety of colors and styles to match whatever look I’m going for.
I went ahead and picked out all of the black shoes to help me decide which one to use for Cofelia’s outfit. Four pairs of heels were black, and two matched the closed-toe style seen in the episode. The two that went up the ankles were immediately eliminated, leaving me with a pair of dainty pumps and a pair of sling-backs.
I decided the pumps would best for the aesthetic I’m going for. I picked them up and tried to put them on the Cofelia doll. Then the problem became apparent. The shoes do not fit onto the doll I planned on using for Cofelia.
The doll has flat feet with painted nails. I think they look very pretty, but they don’t fit into the curvature of the shoe. They’re also much too big. None of the black heels will fit her, and that is a pretty big problem. This puts me in an awful situation. I either have to buy a pair of shoes that will fit, make a pair of shoes for her to wear, or find a new doll that can fit into the shoes. This will be difficult no matter which way I go…. I’m going to look at my options and continue forward.
My next goal is to make the stockings. I just purchased the stabilizing paper needed for it, and I have a pair of stockings I’m willing to sacrifice. Hopefully they won’t be problematic….