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« on: November 13, 2011 09:17:57 AM »

I just stumbled on this awesome site!  I wanted to share my love for creating shoes.  Generally it only applies to my costuming hobby.  Lately making shoes to match my costumes has become one of my favorite parts of the construction process.  Below is a brief "tutorial" of sorts of how I made the "Scraps" dress shoes.  I used silk ribbons on mine to match the costume ribbons, but any material ribbon will do.
This idea would be cute for regular non-costume shoes too Wink


Materials:
Basic Ballet flats or flat peep toe shoes
12 yds of 1" wide Black Ribbon
12 yds of 1/2" wide dusty blue ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors, thread, needle

1. Sew the 1/2 ribbon to the middle of the 1" ribbon leaving a 1/4" of the black showing on each side.


2. Cut out the toe area of the ballet flats (if you don't already have peep toe shoes).


3. Start glue strips of ribbons (personal choice on the layout) to the shoe, starting on the bottom of the shoe working to the top.  When you get to the toe area, tuck about 1/2" of the end of the ribbon under and glue in place to cover the raw edge of the shoe.  I glued 4 yds of ribbon to each shoe.


4. When you are done gluing all the ribbons down, you want to sew two yards of the ribbon to the back inside of the shoe to tie around your ankles.


The original movie costume shoes for comparison...


My costume making-of page
http://imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/movietvartcostumes/aliceinwonderland

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011 01:17:06 PM »

They are an amazingly close replica and I do love those ankle ribbons.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011 03:35:31 PM »

Those are so cute. Grin Thank you for posting the tutorial. I so need to try this.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011 07:30:48 PM »

So when you did the vertical ribbons, how did you hide the raw edge at the bottom? Did you just tuck it under the horizontal ribbons or is it somehow stuck inbetween the sole and the shoe?
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011 07:34:11 PM »

Those are adorable!  I really like how they came together and it was fun to see the tutorial.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011 04:49:09 AM »

So when you did the vertical ribbons, how did you hide the raw edge at the bottom? Did you just tuck it under the horizontal ribbons or is it somehow stuck in between the sole and the shoe?
They are just sewn to the inside of the back of the shoe.  I should say that I first glued them in and then sewed along the top edge to secure it.  However, gluing those in place first on the outside and then covering the shoe is probably a better idea.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011 06:16:48 PM »

Nice! Those look great! I'm going to have to do this at some point. Thank you for posting instructions! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011 07:54:13 AM »

Lovely job Smiley those worked out so perfectly Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011 02:54:21 PM »

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