Monday, March 19, 2012

Wild Again

I love it when a pair of shoes turns out better than I had hoped. I picked up this remnant of fabric last summer, thinking they would make a very fun pair of shoes if someone was brave enough to give it a try. Luckily, I have just such a customer.


Going into making these I hadn't nailed down exactly what I was going to do for an embellishment. All I knew was that my customer preferred a flower. This happens sometimes. Occasionally, I wait until the shoe is made and see what inspiration strikes. I planned to do that with this pair, but I honestly had no idea where I was even going to start.


I chose a couple of different brown fabrics to see which I liked better with the shoes, but then I wondered how it would be if I used them both. And I have to say, I loved the effect.


I don't know if you can see it, but the shoe's fabric is a gold toned taffeta with a dark brown velveteen zebra strip. So I loved how the two different flower fabrics mimicked the multi-textures in the shoes.



Duni said...

These are amazing, Susan! Fantastic craftsmanship! The flower is the icing on the cake :)

Shop to be Green said...

Lovely shoes!! Who wouldn't snatch these up right away.

Jessica Lucas said...

They turned out beautifully. Great job!

jess @ said...

These are so cute, I'd love to have you share them at my link party running now through Saturday night!

Rose said...

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Chandra said...

I spy a beautiful little pair of flats that I just love! New to your blog and glad to have found your creative space on the web!


Kristin said...

Love that print!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I LOVE these! The flower embellishment was the perfect addition! Thanks for sharing!

Take care,