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Topic: Pretty Wedding Shoe Recon [My Something Blue]  (Read 9497 times)
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« on: June 11, 2010 12:37:40 PM »

Sorry for the photo-obesity.  Let me make it up to you with loveliness.



They started as white flats.



I took off the backs.



Then I dyed them.



Finally I sewed on ribbon straps.



Here they were on the big day!
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010 12:56:38 PM »

Beautiful! Love this!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010 01:55:54 PM »

So adorable! Thanks for sharing the tute.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010 02:05:22 PM »

I love the color! They must have been very comfortable on your big day. I can't imagine wearing uncomfortable shoes to your own wedding. How did you get the color done so nice and even?
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010 02:23:22 PM »

I made a small weak batch of dye and I painted it on.  I did not wet the shoes down first.  And I made sure that the dye completely saturated every bit of the shoe.  Once they were both done I rinsed them in cool water until it ran clear. 
It rained on the wedding day and they did not bleed at all.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010 08:52:30 AM »

Those look totally kick ass. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010 09:51:24 PM »

They are gorgeous!  I like the original shoe but the finished product is so pretty.  I love the colour and they look really comfy.  Nice work and congratulations on the wedding!
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010 01:58:02 PM »

So pretty!  Were they just tied at the back?  Must give this a go with slightly-too small shoes!
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010 03:31:21 PM »

Yep just tied! But I might add some elastic for convenience sake.
If you try I am available for questioning!

Cutting apart shoes can be a tinse complicated depending on how they were put together in the first place.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010 10:54:17 AM »

I really like the colour, and never would have thought of actually taking the back out! cool!
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010 09:42:11 PM »

you're posts always amaze me you rock
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2010 04:30:28 AM »

you're posts always amaze me you rock

Aw thanks!  I really loved how these guys came out.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2010 06:58:39 AM »

You were so brave to just chop the backs off the shoes! Great results.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010 08:38:06 AM »

very cool  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010 08:02:03 PM »

That shoe hack was pretty awesome! (Braver than I am you are.)

I love the color dye you used. Was it the turquoise Dylon?
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2010 07:49:27 AM »

It was actually Rit in Teal. 

I used the powder but usually get the liquid.
I only used a small amount so I have enough to dye other things later if I want.  I keep my left over powder dyes in little zip lock baggies.
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2010 01:54:21 PM »

those shoes were cute before but you made them LOVELY! Very very impressive Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010 04:52:29 AM »

What lovely shoes! I love them with the dress too, especially how they both contrast to it and go with it at the same time. Much better than boring white shoes Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2010 12:08:33 PM »

Super cute! LOVE the color
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2010 10:14:19 PM »

I admire you for just diving in and cutting off the back of those shoes. Number (1), I never would have thought of it and (2), I wouldn't have had the courage to do it if I'd thought of it!
These look wonderful! And a clever way to wear your "something blue."
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2010 03:42:42 PM »

I own those shoes!! and i adore them!

but, when i bought them, i was originally looking for a buttercup yellow flat, and until your post it never crossed my mind to dye them!

your's are lovely!  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2010 03:29:39 PM »

Beautiful! Can you post a picture of your wedding dress? It looks so cute!! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010 02:19:07 PM »

Beautiful! Can you post a picture of your wedding dress? It looks so cute!! Smiley


This is the dress post.  The whole thing turned out perfect
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2011 06:56:47 PM »

Oh my Gosh! that is so amazing!
I feel so loved.   Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2011 11:16:37 AM »

very cute and pretty!
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2011 02:09:42 PM »

Gives me an idea for my wedding shoes which were lace flats. They were too tight and I haven't worn them since, but I didn't want to throw them out cause they were so cute, but cutting the backs and putting in ribbon seems like such a perfect solution.
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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2011 06:36:13 PM »

Great idea! I say wow for all the slightly loose flats that are still cute but just not quite perfect.
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