I have been felling tired and stupid for the last few weeks and haven't done much sewing or anything of importance really.
But even a woman with half a brain can talk about shoes, so here it is: A post about shoes.
I bought these shoes at Lidl, of all places. Cheap and replaceable, I figured they'd make a good first re-covering project. I bought some black faux leather that I was going to use and started with one shoe but when I found the Red 80's Leather Jacket of Doom! on sale in a second hand store, I quickly changed my mind.
The jacket was absolutely grotesque and should probably have been burned or sent to the bottom of the sea in a sealed iron chest but it was a very nice and smooth leather, and very red, so as of now it' still in my home, slightly mutilated but still recognisable.
However, here's the result. They're RED (I read somewhere that red shoes were mostly worn by loose women. Is this true?)
I will have to work out something to hide the raw edges, and find some shoe buckles.
The flaws are plentiful, because I messed a few things up, but for once I won't point them out to you. I'm mostly done with them but hopefully learned a few things for my next project...
...which will be this pair.
I'm not too crazy about them so I don't care if they blow up. I will use scraps of grey silk taffeta that I have (actually a pair of half-finished mitts. That blew up).
Then I have these.
They will become my Sensible Shoes, for when a lot of walking and standing is to be expected. I want them to remain black so maybe I can use the faux leather for them.
Another pair of Sensible Shoes that I don't know what do do with yet, I just bought them.
These are the shoes I have used until now.
They're exactly as when I bought them and I don't think I will do anything about them. They're not really very pretty (or accurate...) but they will have to do until I've made something shiney. They're uncomfortable to boot (bad pun intended) which is another reason for not bothering with them.
But finally: the completely unworn 70's(?) beauties that I will save for later, when I've learnt to master the art of shoe re-covering.
There will be silk involved, that's all I know for now.
Well, that was a post about shoes all right. What shoes do you wear yourself when in costume? Pics and links please!