Sep 27, 2011

Series in Red: Sea Foam and Red Velvet Shoes



Isn't this above photo just gorgeous? It's a vintage Vogue photograph and I just love it! I've wanted a red swimsuit cut in a vintage style for a while now. Anyhow, what really grabbed me was the colors. The blue is just a perfect sea foam color. Not quite a sky blue, but infused with some teal and yellow-green. I immediately thought of some perfect hand-dyed vintage fabric that was this perfect color. I love the color because it's a perfect happy blue. Not sky blue, not a bright teal, and not quite green either.
I wish you could see here, but since the fabric is hand-dyed, it has lovely shades and slight pretty color variances. This first photo seems to have gotten the shade pictured just right. And because I loved seeing the texture on the ladies hats, I decided to add in some texture by adding a swatch of red velvet across the toe. I gathered the swatch with a vintage button sewn on.
These shoes are very fun and happy while being a bit luxurious. They were made in size 6 months or size 2. I can see them worn with some jeans and pretty floral shirt.
As I said before, this little pair is available for sale. I am only making the one pair. Since they are special and one-of-a-kind with unique trimmings and fabric they will be selling for $35 (just a little more than my shop shoes which are made of supplies which are more readily available for duplication) plus $2 shipping. Click on the secure paypal link below to purchase:

Sea Foam and Red Velvet in size 6 months:


3 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love the contrast. Now I want to see you go for an all red shoe, maybe something in various shades of red. Will you dare to go all red?

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  2. Oh, cute! I'm loving these little shoes.

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  3. I have made an all red shoe. :-) It's red velvet and satin and it's in my shop. Later in this series I will be posting an all red boot. Red is a hard color to incorporate because it's so vibrant so I'm finding that this challenge is really stretching me to use it in various ways. It's quite fun!

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