I know it seems like I've only got small things going on, but they are still a sewing/reenacting necessity. My last project (just finished today!) was a pair of Regency half boots. They were made of silk, leather, and even linen during the 1800's, but mine are made from faux suede. I got it for free from a friend of Bascha's, and it seemed pretty durable. I'll be wearing them in the Latta house and cabins.
This was one time I didn't make a tutorial of how I made something.....and then last night I had a friend tell me she couldn't wait to see how I made these so she could make them herself. Bummer. If you want to know the details just send me an email and I'll do my best to explain :).
|I've put green laces for now, though I'm going to put brown ones just as soon as I get out to the store :)|
|these were my favorite boots, thus my wanting that color brown laces. They were also the only ones I found that did not lace completely shut, and mine don't lace shut either.|
|I thought the bows would be a little corny, but they turned out ok :) They are silk.|
|the inspiration for my silk bows|
|inside of the boot|
|toe and tongue of the boot before the bows were attached|
|for the eyelets I just punched out holes and sealed it off with nail-polish. I finished off some other fraying parts with nail polish as well....:)|