Making Dante's Dream come true.

2 Aug 2012

Wannabe shoes.

If you don't have enough money to buy period shoes that are made using extant shoes as models, you also can sort of adapt modern shoes to look like them. Today I'm going to show you how to decorate shoes as 18th century mules.

This is a pair of second hand 70s or so shoes.  They have pretty much the same shape as 18th century mules, though the heel won't be accurate. If you want to try and alter it, that's up to you, I won't because I've had bad experiences trying to do so. As you can see, these shoes had straps and I cut them.

First, pleat some ribbon.

And glue it; I chose glue because the shoes' fabric is too thick to sew on it.

Add a bow maybe?

These shoes fabrics were brocade fabrics normally, but these tend to be expensive. If you want to save money I recommend glueing or ironing these flowery decorations that may not be brocade but add some texture to the smooth shoe. 

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