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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2008 12:35:29 PM »

Holy Shite!

You did an AMAZING job!!!
I'm stunned at your ability to embroider like that. You must have the patience of a saint lol

Wish they were mine!

« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2008 01:33:52 PM »

My sister just got a pair of these sneaks in black. I would love to embroider hers but I would have to do it by hand, ugh. Thats a lot! Yet, kudos, so cool!

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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2008 01:47:22 PM »

AAAHHHHHHHHh thank you thank you, i just found my wedding shoes.  with different embroidery, though! 
questions:  did you find it difficult to embroider the part by hand that you ripped out?  what a wonderful idea!
also, i have to ask, how do they look on?  will they make my calves look big(ger)?  please an action shot!!!
(and also, in my mid-thirties... )
you did a wonderful job. 

(I added pics to the main post)
If you just do a simple stitch, like a stem or running stitch it wasn't too bad.  I was doing a butterfly in satin stitch, too.  The main problem is that you are going through 2 heavy fabrics, so you need a strong needle.  I used a thimble for the first time in my life!.  I don't think they will make your calves look bigger, but the problem I have with chucks is they make my feet look like boats.  I normally wear a 10-10.5(I had twins and they made my feet grow  Shocked), but I discovered that I needed to get a smaller size, so these are 9's.  They are a little snug, but I think they will stretch a little.  I have skinny ankles with big feet and average legs, so I can't just unzip and take them on or off, I have to mess with the laces, so make sure you have plenty of time to get your laces done(each lace is 3 yards long).  I'm thinking of trying out some different lacing effects, like using 2 different colored ribbons and doing a corset type lacing that meets in the middle(in hopes of cutting down my lacing time).  

The other issue I found with hand embroidery is that if by chance you have to pull out threads, they sometimes leave little fibers behind that you can see.  The problem with machine embroidery is that it's even more horrible to pick out if you mess up, thankfully we didn't.  

Now I can't wait to wear them.  I am debating whether or not it is too hot to wear them yet(I live in GA).  I may just wear them anyway.  

Thanks for all your comments!  

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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2008 03:05:29 PM »


they're awesome  Grin

« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2008 03:12:44 PM »

Those shoes are BREATHTAKING!  What an awesome job.  I did not know Converse made those types of high shoes--when I saw the thumbnail, I actually thought they might have been some sort of modification, with adding on fabric to create the knee-high look.  But gosh, what a beautiful idea...I want a cool sewing machine now... :-P :-D  Thanks so much for posting!!

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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2008 05:21:38 PM »

I think they are fantastic!

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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2008 05:24:57 PM »

you know I feel so lucky to have a mate who doesnt hate chucks lol
but yours are so awesome and what a killer design
seriously badass.. one day your kids will be like "my mom kicks ass, did you see her chucks!?"

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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2008 06:23:40 PM »

That's is flippin' fantastik!!! I lurve them...I cant even imagine how you got them under the machine.

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« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2008 06:31:07 PM »

Those shoes need this book:

I've got a handful of vintage patterns up for trade/swap (1950s/60s): Monograms, embellished bags, men's robe, lace work, spats/bags, bell bottom, mod dress.  PM if interested.
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2008 07:01:38 PM »

no one is too old for those shoes. if you were my mom, i would think that you were awesome. now, as your contemporary, i think that you are awesome. tell your husband he's wrong. those shoes. are. awesome. wear them with pride! you did good, girl.


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