Making Women's Shoes

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Re: Making Women's Shoes

#76 Post by das » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:36 am

Only if he wanted "likes" :crackup:

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#77 Post by dw » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:47 am

^ +1

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#78 Post by dw » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:32 am

James Lee Burke said something in one of his novels that resonates:

"There is no worse curse than approval."

And in the same vein:

"Everything popular is wrong." Oscar Wilde

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Re: Making Women's Shoes

#79 Post by martin » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:03 am

Hello,

I'm slowly making progress with my ca. 1750s woman's shoe and would like to ask for feedback and pointers please! I have done the ribbon that covers the area where the upper pieces meet at the sides too short, pulled down the rear part of the shoe a bit too much upon sewing it to the sole and heel cover and the point where the rand and heel cover meet doesn't align nicely. I guess I used a bit too thick leather for the rand in the first place. These are the major points/mistakes that come too my mind, but probably there's more. No idea if I'm anywhere near ok with the way I filled in the area under the insole as compared to originals?

I don't seem to be able to attach pictures here so I'm putting them up on my pinterest board:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12173861471225868/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12173861471225864/

Thanks in advance for all feedback!
Martin

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