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« on: February 02, 2007 01:21:45 PM »

So I was sitting in my room, when I saw my dance bag. I'm a ballet dancer, and I have a pair of pointe shoes that I am currently working in, that will need to be replaced at the end of the dance year (June-ish) if not sooner, because they're getting very weak, and actually ripping slightly.

I was thinking I could turn them in to some sort of a purse.

My basic idea was that I could trim the sides and sew them together, to create a solid back, and an open bottom, but still looking like two separate shoes.

Also I was going to extend them by adding peachy fabric to look like legs, as a front of the purse, and to making it bigger perhaps. However where I am stuck is how I could keep that fabric stiff enough to look like feet/a persons leg.

Do you guys think this purse would even work? Or would I just have two shoes attached with a strange piece of fabric that doesn't look like anything at all.

In my head I see the most beautiful purse in the world, but it's hard to describe.

I'd appreciate any help/opinions!
-Sam  Smiley

Yay!! I found a picture kind of what I was thinking...maybe...sort of.

http://www.movementconnection.com/browse.cfm/4,882.htm

That...only a real shoe...basically
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007 06:48:27 AM »

To get the 3d shape that I think you're going for, you'll need to use a sturdy fabric for the front, and put the flesh-toned fabric over it, sewing in the contour of the legs and feet and padding it to give it the shape. That way the fabric underneath is the one that will provide the structure for the bag.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2007 08:13:56 AM »

Thank you!

That helps a fair amount. Particularly since I think that I may actually wear the shoe and pin the fabric around my own foot to get the proper shape, and then as you said put the flesh-toned fabric on top.

It'll be an interesting project to work on...
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