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Topic: Shoe for the crafty Marie Antoinette  (Read 6773 times)
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« on: October 30, 2008 02:22:49 PM »

I have this copper silk 1770 gown that I love (see avatar). It just screamed for matching shoes. Nothing a little fabric, glue & $2 shoes from the re-sale shop can't fix. This is the first time I've ever done anything to shoes besides wear them. Man was it fun!

The finished product:

Can you believe this is what they looked like before?

They were actually rather pretty. I didn't have the heart to tell the ladies at the shop that the shoes they were ohhing & ahhing over where actually going to be completely torn apart & recovered with orange & blue silk!


Yes the Mike's is a vital part of the process :p

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The strap doesn't bend like that when me feet are in them. Do you know how hard it is to take a decent photo of your own feet at midnight when you're covered in glue, fabric scraps & have just finished off that hard lemonade?

Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008 02:29:37 PM »

Seems almost a shame to "destroy" the originals xD. I do like how they turned out. Very spiffy. Cheesy

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Gotta go - kids chewed thru their straps...

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008 02:33:05 PM »

 Grin Hahahaha.....looks like you and I are a part of the same crafting school  Wink Great shoes too.....I need a pair of these!

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008 02:35:35 PM »

Amazing! I love what you did with them. They were pretty before though. Too bad you can't have them both ways.

« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008 02:41:03 PM »

Those will look great with the gown!  You did a Fab job, I love them. 

« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008 02:55:52 PM »

Luckily I never dress up unless it's in 18th century clothes Cheesy So it was a no brainer to recover these, as I'd never wear them otherwise. Heck, I wouldn't have even bought them if I hadn't been planning on the re-con.

Thanks everyone!

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008 03:12:50 PM »

Those are neat!  I'd love a pair.  If you ever make another pair, a tutorial would be cool
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008 04:31:32 PM »


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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008 01:37:51 AM »

Can I just say... wow? I just love 18th century clothing, so great of you to create your own shoes. Was it difficult re-covering them? I would love to try it someday (after I finished my gown a la francaise), but it seems intimidating to me.

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2008 08:03:48 PM »

These are just awesome! I have always wanted to try re-constructing shoes...you give me hope that Ijust might be able to do it!
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