Announcing the seventh Project Lesson – Late 16th C. Shoes (Stacked Leather). These shoes were finished in June of 2010, but I’m adding the post simply to facilitate searching. See attached for a teaser pic!
Thanks for the thoughts! In truth, I have not done much work on narrow-waisted lasts – it’s something that I’ve been meaning to move more towards, but have not focused much on last work. You might check out http://wherearetheelves.net/late-16thc-last-start/ where Alasdair has done a bit of work on 16th C. style lasts. With proper lasts, since the opening is narrow, I would imagine the gap problem would work itself out.