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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2006 11:35:50 AM »

WOW those are fab! Shocked

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2006 11:53:58 AM »

You took out the yellow stitching though!   Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2006 01:30:48 PM »

Those are fabulous!! Good job Tongue

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2006 02:07:19 PM »

ya know, I've always wanted a pair of steel toed mary janes..

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2006 02:19:00 PM »

Those are super cute, I too have a Mary Jane obsession, I have a pair of flower print Doc Martin boots in my closet (that are 10 years old and I just cant seem to part with them).
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2006 03:24:23 PM »

Thanks for the compliments!

IchBeisse:  Sorry to disappoint, but I didn't use a sewing machine for the bias tape.  It's glued on (quite strongly) to the cut edge with tacky glue, which is wonderfully versatile stuff.

tiegh:  They do slip a little when I walk, but I blame that more on the fact that the doc apparently  doesn't believe in half-sizes so these were a bit big to begin with.  Though they are a bit heavy because of the chunky heel.

ashenteardrop:  I used the steak knife like a saw to cut out the tongue and make the rounded bit in front, and then I cut from behind the first eyelet down around the sides.  I glued the bias tape on to cover the ugly cut edge and used the elastic and buttons for closure.  The bows are made from some polka-dotted ribbon that I love (found at Jo-Ann's), and I painted over the brown soles and yellow stitching with black acrylic to lessen the doc marten look.

Jennickell:  I think those flower print docs would work wonderfully for a reconstruction of some sort!  When I originally thought of this project, I wanted to use a pair of bizarre black and white face-printed docs that I picked up around the same time as this pair.  But I guess I must have gotten rid of them a while back.  They were really ugly and would have been so much better as maryjanes.
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2006 04:00:30 PM »

Those are great. They look like you bought them that way.

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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2006 07:49:53 PM »

Any steak knife injuries you want to tell us about?   Wink  My two simultaneous thoughts were, "Wow, she's good," and "I would have permanent scars if I tried that!"

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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2006 06:15:41 AM »

how smart are you!! my gosh i love them. still to much nostalgia attached to my knee docs to chop em up. but you did a brilliant job. well freakin done!
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2006 09:03:53 AM »

You win.  Nice work.

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