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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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8 comments:

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 @
tupelocreative.blogspot.com

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

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

Rose said...

Those are beautiful. I'm your new follower. I would be so happy if you came and shared them at my link party Sunday Round Up this Sunday @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
If you find the time come follow me too.
Thanks,
Rose

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!

Chandra
astylishlittlelady.blogspot.com

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,

Trish