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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Velvet Pumps 2

New week, same shoes. Those velvet pumps are getting there. I have now braced the upper to the insole and filled the gaps and am ready to attach the sole using the arcane and little known pump stitch. Almost impossible to explain, so I won't try. I will illustrate with pictures. The insole does not need any preparation, just trimmed to the feather edge, and the thread is just braced on with an awl hole straight into the insole. More later...