Decisions, decisions. Sometimes in the design process, it's very easy. Usually when I design my shoes, I get a general idea of what my customer prefers. Then when the shoe is together, I play around with it, and more often than not I find "the one". I send my customer a picture to get their approval and I have only had one customer tell me they didn't like something in all this time.
For this pair of shoes though, I made a small mistake. In my enthusiasm to show my customer the design, I took and sent a less than stellar picture of the unfinished shoe.
That was awful. I don't know what I was thinking, other than that I couldn't wait.
Not surprisingly, she was less than impressed and asked if we could try a lace flower. So I made some and sent her some pictures. But, I also took another, better couple pictures of the purple flower, just in case.
Thankfully, she saw the purple potential and I got to make these sweet darlings.
I'm completely enchanted with them. The fabric choice reminds me of Edwardian muslin.
They're so sweetly feminine, but not too saccharine.
They are on their way to New York today. And I am fairly confident they won't feel too meanly in that fashion conscious city.