Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Black Wholecuts

Just finished those black wholecuts I posted about last time and they are gorgeous. I really love them. I was a bit uncertain about the toe shape but it really works with this style. It is really exciting finishing shoes and seeing the final look. I am never sure how they will end up, so this is probably the best moment as a shoemaker.

I did a spade welt to accentuate the elongated last and the silhouette is great. I would wear them myelf. If only I could afford my own shoes. Hey ho.

Just about to start some velvet pumps (that's slippers to you and me).
Pumps can be made from patent leather too and are worn at very formal dress functions. But most of the time they are indoor slippers, usually with a monogram. Nice!

It is a completely different construction. Will elaborate later.

PS sorry for terrible pics, but you get the idea


Shoes Made by Hand said...

When clicking a whole cut, is there anything special to keep on mind in terms of leather stretch or pattern? I tried making a ladies high heel pump with a one piece upper and it hasn't worked for me yet...the angle of the arch means the heel parts would overlap when the pattern is laid flat...not sure if this problem exists with a low heeled shoe, as I've never tried.

jimmyshoe said...

Sorry, but I am not the pattern maker, so cannot really help with this question. Best, James