I am making shoes.
It's always been a little dream of mine to make my entire wardrobe from my hat to my shoes.
About a year ago I came across Shoeology and that dream became a possibility.
She has patterns for all sorts of shoes, and she has a soling material that will work out in the real world.
Around the time when I bought the pattern I happened to be at SR Harris, a local fabric warehouse, and I found this amazing stamped leather which I thought could make a swingin' pair of shoes.
The color is a little more red than this photo allows.
The first thing that the pattern says is make a trial pair of shoes, so before I cut into this stuff I decided to make a pair of shoes to wear in my ECFE class.
We're required to have shoes that haven't been out in the big dirty world but could be used outside in case of a fire drill, and I keep forgetting to bring slippers or anything of that sort, so these will be specifically for that purpose and I'll just keep them in my diaper bag.
I am really pleased with the look, though they're a little roomy. I may try these again in the 8.5 size instead of the 9. I'm also a little annoyed that I chose to machine sew the straps instead of by hand. I'll do that differently on the next one too.
What's on your creative plate today?