Sep 6, 2009

Straps and green shoes.

So I made these green shoes for Ainsley to match an outfit of hers. I had designed a shoe with an ankle strap/tie like this a long time ago in the winter/spring when I was working on sandal patterns (which I abandoned after 6 different tries). I thought I'd make another go at it. Then for a while in the summer I thought someone else might sell a shoe with a similar strap, so I never came back to it. Ainsley liked them, and they certainly stayed on. When I designed them last time, I used a thicker ribbon which kept coming untied. This small one seems to stay tied just fine. I believe the length of the front strap needs a little fine tuning but it is still pretty darn cute.Now these shoes, called the Mon Cherie shoes, currently are a best seller in my shop. However, I made a pair for a toddler, and I put straps on them. Now I am not sure which style I like better. What do you think? Straps or ribbon ties? Or just let the customer pick when buying them?
They really are super cute with those straps too!

6 comments:

  1. Personally, I really like the little straps!

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  2. Straps huh? I was kinda thinking the same thing. And so much more practical too really.

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  3. I just found your blog via your etsy shop... all because of these shoes. I literally gasped when I saw them - they are the cutest shoes I've ever seen! (the green ruffle ones) Do you ever sell patterns? You are so talented!
    Mindy

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  4. omigosh! Those are the most beautiful shoes I've ever seen! I can't decide between straps and the bows. They are both to sweet. Do you ever sell patterns? Absolutely beautiful.

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  5. I have never sold the patterns. Mostly because I "eyeball" some things, and some of the things I do, I don't know how I would describe. I just know to do it after sewing 600+ shoes. Also, my business is built off of it, and I have unfortunately been the victim of much copycatting.
    But thanks, I love doing what I do, and thinking up new ideas.
    Presently the straps are sewing better in my shop.

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