How to do it
I used a stiff velour fabric with an iron on interfacing which helped. It was hard to sew the sole to the shoe upper. The first try the shoe was way too small! I would suggest cutting the sole 1/2" bigger than foot tracing. Also cut upper 3/8" longer than pattern. There is no way the strap could ever be long enough to use a button/ button [filtered] closure as dolls have fat ankles apparently. I hot glued a small piece of elastic between straps and tacked on a small ribbon bow. Turned out very cute!