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« on: June 05, 2010 12:32:31 PM »

*copies text from post I just did about an other creation*
"My stepsister is getting married this summer and while I was in the whole creative blast (designing and sewing my dress, sewing my sister's...) I felt like re-vamping a pair of shoes and make decorations for my hair."
(and yes, it's the hair-thingies I copied the text from. Just click here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349782.0 if you want to see that post.)

Anyhow, this post is of course about the shoes.
I have some problems with my feet so I can't walk in just any shoes. Most fancy ones are completley out of question - no heals and the sole have to be sturdy and ergonomical and the back of the shoe have to be sturdy too.
Needless to say it's hard to find good shoes for weddings at a fancy castle....
So I bought this pair I found that had a nice enough look while still suting my requirements (due to a lovely sturdy gymnastic-shoe-kind-of-sole).
They were still a bit off though so I ripped some seams, took away the rubber bands, sew the thing back together and added some satin ribbons to the shoe.

This is what it ended up like (next to the original shoe):


I hope it will fit the whole dress and things in the end =)
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010 12:42:42 PM »

I think they look great and am thinking about trying it with my own shoes Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010 12:52:10 PM »

awww, that's the best kind of compliment! Thank you =)
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010 01:20:05 PM »

I think they look very pretty and will look great at a wedding. Love how you brought the ribbon up your leg, always gives it a classy/ ballerina look that I love.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010 03:02:36 PM »

they look great!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010 05:19:55 PM »

Well done.
I have the same problem (exactly actually except I don't know what's wrong with your feet) and it's a drag finding shoes. Last years I've ended up with Keen since it's the only summer shoe that's sturdy enough.
I wish I could find shoes like that, but I'm not getting my hopes up at all.

I'm glad it worked our for you!
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010 02:22:23 AM »

ewushka- it's such a bother isn't it? drives me insane to only be able to wear sport shoes... They're way too hot and look horrible.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010 02:20:36 AM »

love 'em, my feet are too big for such delicate things
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010 10:09:12 AM »

They are beautiful, I love ballarinas.:3
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2010 03:13:08 AM »

helenm66- you sure? My feet are preeeeetty big too. got size 40-42 (european), think that's about 9,5 in the u.s...
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