October 1550s Works…

October 29th, 2013

I feel a need to demonstrate to you all that although October has been an incredibly busy month, and although I’ve made progress on several projects that have not yet been completed (but look for some candy-posts in November =), I did finish up this pair of 1550s shoes for a friend of mine – my apologies for the poor shot, but I was in a rush to get it shipped out. Flat sole, wool sock, pinking and scoring on the vamp and quarters, whipped in stiffener. I tried to curve the sole of the last to pull the treadsole stitching in underneath the shoe, but I suspect that it needs to be much more extreme than I made it in order to be like some of the period examples where the upper (the toe especially) overhangs the treadsole by what seems to be a good quarter inch.

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