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Monday, November 21, 2011

DIY 18th century shoe article

While searching for 18th century shoe buckles - original and reproductions - I found a great article by Loren Dearborn at "Your wardrobe unlocked" outlining the steps to creating your own 18th century style shoes out of modern shoes.
Since I like a bit of DIY I might have to try this just for the hell of it.  You know, when I get through the alarmingly long list of things on my To Do list! In the meantime check out the article.


  1. I feel exactly the same way! I desperately want to make my own shoes, but have too much too do! Have you seen the absolutely AMAZING, GORGEOUS shoes that Augustintytär at Before the Automobile made. Like all of her stuff, they are just exquisite!

  2. WoWee Dreamstress - they are amazing. I have wanted to try carving wooden heels for a while. Guess I'll be wringing the wood merchant tomorrow! Woohoo! Thanks for the link!

  3. Thank you for showing this article.
    I made my own shoes a while ago out of modern ones and ready an article like that would have been nice because i did not knew what i was doing.
    So i tried and tried and i am quite pleased with how it came out in the end but i really plan to make a second or a third pair.

    If you are intrested - This is the post about my try to make rococo shoes :

    1. Oh my goodness Lucia you clever girl!
      My German language skills are downright awful so I couldn't read much but I can see you did a good makeover.
      I take it they were MiuMiu shoes you bought from eBay and modified. That explains the heel - finding shoes with a Louis style heel is not easy - I bought a couple of pairs of shoes years ago but they are a little too small for me so I keep looking, even though I already have my lovely American Duchess shoes.
      I can't wait to see your next pair.
      And I'm following you now so I can see them!