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the heels are made with wooden pearl.
If you are interested I can make a tutorial for them.
just let me know.
Now I have to go back, I can ear Lizbeth calling...she wants more
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hee hee hee now hubby is telling me -"still laughing at your friends deb comments? " yeah he knows ... he knows everything about your "terrible temper tantrum" ( and he does understand this pretty well for having seen some here so many time!!
I didn't shoe-sew today as I have to work (yes I do that stuff some time to time ) but I thought that it could be a good thing to try moccassins
more sewing but less gluing and they should be adorable in colored leather??
I will give them a try
Thank you, Dolly Sister/Shoe Sensei Lilly.
This weekend I'm going to pull out my 'pleather' and give this a try. I promise to document with pictures all along the way, up to and including the part with the half-chewed shoes sticking out my mouth. LOL!
Dolly hugs AND shoe hugs!
ok lady, now I am all red!!
"toss the half-finished shoes into my mouth, chew 'em up and spit them out! " nooooooooooooooooo do not do this!!
breath!!! smile.... have a nap (or a coffee, or a glass of wine....or whatever make you feel good)
do not bother about my pleats they do not have to be regular, but if you do small stitches they will be just perfect. regularity is not so important but size matter (in this case the smaller the best )
Oh, Lilly those are GREAT!!!! Too cute!
Your pleats are so perfect and uniform in size and width, and the distance from their pleat brothers & sisters is so precise they look almost machine-made! WOW.
I may consider taking time out from wig-making tonight and see if pleats can make my soles a little more visually-appealing, since that's the part that really makes me so mad I could toss the half-finished shoes into my mouth, chew 'em up and spit them out!
Anger management issues, who? Me??
yep you understood all perfectly (i am not even surprise )
the pleats are tiny but they are only tiny straightforward stitches the closer they are the more pleats will be and so less bulks.
I place a (carton board) sole in the interior. and applicate the glue where my tool is (all around of course) this way it does glue the fabric to the carton
I am using right now the "supertite plastico rigido" (of course everything in spanish due to my location (used for rigid plastics (it says bonds plastic toys, cold chemical welding for pvc pipes) maybe you can find something similar ( I bought it in my favorite china $ store hee hee)
after it is dry I will glue a craft foam sole over the pleats ( this maintain the carton sole that is inside the shoe as well)
here on the last pair I have done ( those are still in felt but the process is identical)
after this the heel (in foam as well
Lizbeth shoes for today (and you can even see the temperature in my office at 11pm hee hee 33.9C.
I will post other pics tomorrow
ohmygosh look at all those tiny little pleats!! So those are on the sole part, right? And where the tip of your left index finger is in pic #2 is where her ankle goes? Hmm... You sew or glue the top to the sole? Or are we back at the whole "substandard glue" discussion? I've even tried Contact Cement...no love.
I love these step-by-step pictures! It really brings the project to life.
@ Deb: I am still experimenting and put picture (in kind of sequences) my main concern for the pleater is the sewing part. as you can see in this pic. (in felt) I am sewing by hand the back of the shoe . this way it does not add any layer it is very discreet and quite sturdy.
I can do this as well with the pleater (paying attention to take the fabric with the stitch)
but trouble arise when after I gathered the base to sew it to the sole. I have basicaly only the "leather"part visible /accessible and it is quite dificulte to sew it properly/tiny to the sole
I will keep on trying and post her
but still I love this product as it is very soft. and ton of colors!!!! @ 1$ each??? oh my oh my my imagination is boiling
love ya "dolly Sister "
That's exactly what pleather is, Lilly! Fake leather with a fabric background. I love it because it comes in so many colors. When I first found this seller (Uptown Fabric) on Ebay I must've bought close to 30 swatches at $1 each with free shipping. I LOVE the stuff, and the swatches were just the right size for 1:6 scale projects.
but I can still manage to have a cleaner finish
but I can still manage to have a cleaner finish
I know exactly what you're saying here. I have a least 15 different types of glue that I've bought in attempt to get a cleaner finish. I've had good results with Super Glue, but it also makes the material get brittle at times. indeed.
Awww, I love you too, dolly Sister.
I do not know really what pleather swatches is?? is this ,this kind of fals leather mounted on jersey like this
I will try a pair with it to see how it goes
oh Deb I just so love ya!!I still didn't find that "magic glue that is clean, quick and sturdy! to be able to glue properly , following those some wonderful tutos & how to I found in google . I always end up with a mess...(and stop trying to make shoes for month ) so this is basically why I have tryed this time to hand sew. it is way longer I admit, but I can still manage to have a cleaner finish (this kind of satisfied me)
I pass on your message and now she is pouting
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