Shannon wanted some sandals, like my purple octopus sandals, to wear with her Giant Squid costume at Norwescon. We made a few key changes to the design - most importantly shortening the ankle strap, omitting the toe loop, and adding both an arch cookie and anchor straps at the back.
To give a bit of an idea of how the pattern comes together, we started by wrapping Shannon's foot in some quilters cotton I had laying around, then covered it with masking tape. A sharpie made the design we wanted:
Stitched the pieces of the straps together....
Then glued the upper to the sole.
The edge was pretty rough, but that was ok, since I was going to sand it smooth on my sander anyway. Added a couple of heel lifts:
And made it all smooth and pretty, with the sander.
Dyed the insole and the sides of the soles, and we were done!