So. I cleaned out my closet today. (GASP!) and I found two BEAUTIFUL pairs of shoes that have details that I absolutely hate. A pair of black velvet heels, and a pair of black leather heeled sandals. And before you ask, yes. I did take pictures of my shoes sitting on the side of the bathtub.
I want to reconstruct these desperately! But, alas, I am inspiration-less. So, I turn to you lovely ladies and boys of craftster to help me! (As I said, this is pic obese. ^^; )
My first pair is the velvet heels. The shoes themselves are velvet, the heel is satin! SO pretty! They're only about 3" high, but it's the lowest set of heels I own, and you always need a set of relatively low heels.
Now for my issue with the damn things. You can see they have this ugly little pearl detail. It looks okay in the photos, but in real life these fake little pears are hideous. >>;
Also, these shoes give me toe clevage, which I hate.
The back of the shoes are black velvet, and I kinda want to leave this alone. It's in good quality. The front of the shoes is my problem.
You can see in the above pic there's a ribbon that goes around the back of the shoe, down to the sole, seperating the toe of the shoe from the rest of it. If it's possible, I want to tear only this front velvet, ugly little pearls included, off.
Any ideas are appreciated. ^^
My next set is the black leather heeled sandals. The lines of this shoe are gorgeous.
They stay on with these annoying little leather ties which cut into my skin mercilessly. And the inside of the sole where your foot goes is leather, so when it gets hot outside (and I live in Vegas. We're talking HOT HOT HOT.) my foot slides forward and half out of the shoe. It hurts!
The front of the shoe looks really really cool.
The top is pretty bad ass itself, with the crossing of the ties and all. ^^
Unfortunately, as you can see in the pics, the ties and such are sewn in under the insole, so I can't just tear that off to add different straps. I'll have to exacto knife them off or something, but then I have no idea how to re-attach them.
Also, they're a little worn in the front, so if that makes a difference, there it is.
I'm so confused. Help me out guys! ; ;
(Edited because i kan speel gud. ><)