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« on: March 07, 2009 03:36:24 PM »

Mostly I just lurk around here, but I thought I'd put these up because I haven't seen spats lately. 

I get terribly obsessed about things, and a few months back I became convinced that I needed to make a pair of spats.  Convinced! I say.  After thinking about it for a few days, I drew up some rough sketches, and then started digging through my stash of fabric.  Luckily I had some brown vinyl and a suitable coordinating lining fabric!  Then I went to work making the pattern.  I basically traced the outline of some tight fitting mid-calf boots and then made about three muslins.  After I sewed them all up, I stenciled some cute little birds on the outside of each leg.  I wish I could take credit for the stencil, but I can't.  It came from a book called "Stencil Me In".  My initial idea was to make eyelets to thread a lace through, but once the spats were complete I realized it needed something massier, eyelets would have been too dainty.  So I set in grommets.  This was my first time using grommets and I LOVE the way it looks, but it was way louder than I thought it would be.   The "laces" are a vintage ribbon I had in my stash. 

I'd LOVE to hear what you all think!  It's really hard to take pictures of your own legs.







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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009 03:48:19 PM »

 8)ok so that is about the niftiest shoe creation i've seen EVER. kudos!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009 04:18:38 PM »

I'm seriously jonesing for these.  They are awesome and totally rock my ever-lovin' world!
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009 05:02:29 PM »

These are seriously awsome. They look like the tops of extra high converse. Ooh and I have the same shoes!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 05:12:52 PM »

thanks everyone!  I think I'm going to have to wear these everyday until it gets too hot. 

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These are seriously awsome. They look like the tops of extra high converse. Ooh and I have the same shoes!!!

Aren't those shoes great?  I love the little bow and the kitten heels!  Best black pump ever.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009 05:22:26 PM »

this is freaking awesome! i have never seen anything like this before, great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009 05:25:16 PM »

The lining fabric is wonderful- very cool project
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phoquess
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009 06:07:51 PM »

Wow, those look fabulous! I might be convinced that I need a pair!
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009 06:46:00 PM »

I like them! Id want a pair but I dont know if I could pull that off
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009 08:15:18 PM »

too cool!  I'm actually planning to make some now for a burlesque number!
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