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« on: October 04, 2010 06:00:40 AM »

These shoes were made to go with this dress http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361188.0

So last minute, and I mean about two weeks before the wedding, two of the three female bridesmaids (the two male ones were all fully kitted by then) went shoe shopping. Seems gold is not in season at all. No matter where they went nothing. In fact it was a week later that they finally managed to find even a passable shoe. I was told the commentary went something like 'But that will clash horribly!' -'I don't care I'm not going through another shop.'

The shoes were thrust with hopeful glances towards myself and my co-sewer with the idea that we might be able to do something to make the silvery cream shoes match. I took all the shoes as with two dresses and only a week my co-sewer was a bit stressed (she took the dresses apart once and only didn't again due to time constraints).

First thing I did was remove the diamonte clip thing at the front as everyone was in agreement that that had to go. A bit of inspiration later and I was testing pebeo setacolor shimmer gold on a scrap of the dress fabric to see how close a match it was.

I painted the shoes and then used a halogen heater to try to fix the fabric paint as I couldn't iron them. I added a small bit of ribbon (well made from dress fabric) around the front (which without my knowing it made it match the red bride's shoes).

Side by Side with the original after painting


This photo was unfortunately taken after the wedding so you can see the nice toe marks that occured due to the bridesmaid in question deciding that doing the ceilidh was easier without the heels. This being the first time she had ever worn any. Also I have to say that the other bridesmaid was brave as she picked these shoes and had to walk down the aisle with a broken toe...

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010 10:49:57 AM »

Very clever, and a perfect match with the dress!
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Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010 11:00:30 AM »

So smart! They look great!
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