We have a party at the end of the month that is semi-formal (sigh) meaning up until this weekend I had nothing to wear that fit me. I have lost quite a bit of weight over the past 2 years (between diet and exercise) it is close to 75 pounds. My wardrobe is ummm… on the lacking side when it comes to dress clothes primarily because I never wear dress clothes. One of my dear friends had this beautiful summer black and ivory dress at a rummage sale this past weekend and I had to try it on. Much to my surprise the size 6P fit me. She gave me the dress but I didn’t know what shoes to wear with it. I was searching my closet and came across a pair of ivory canvas platform sandals with a bow. I am not a bow fan but I love the shoes. I decided to rip off the bow and add TAP to the shoes. TAP – Transfer Artist Paper.
|Shoes with the bows – not bad I just am not a bow girl.|
|This is when I realize the bow would come off easily. A pair of small sewing scissors and the bow was successfully removed.|
|Bow removed – see they are really cute sandals.|
|Close-up of operation bow extraction|
|My dress that I scanned.|
|Me with the TAP sheet.|
I scanned in my dress I wanted the same pattern on the shoes. I then took the scanned image into Photoshoppe and erased the “ivory” part of the image leaving only black. I printed the black image onto the TAP.
I then took a piece of tracing paper placed it over the shoe to get the basic shape. I was pretty proud of myself for this one.
|My pattern traced on the back of the TAP|
|How I stuffed my sandal I thought it was pretty clever.|
|The shoe after ironing the TAP – ironing is a little tricky I think I need a smaller iron I want to move the iron meaning I am smudging it in places but I am learning.|
I went in with a Bic Mark -it and filled in the areas on the bottom and the blacken around the edges. I love them and the fact they match perfectly with my new dress is a huge bonus. I am not sure if the shoes are finished yet, I might add a small paperclay flower to the top of them but I’m not sure. I am leaning towards leaving them be.
|Look I have a tattoo – hehehehe|
So I decided to color the white strap of the shoes black – I LOVE THEM!!!
|I like the black strap so much better.|
|Black and white – see I was having fun with Photoshop.|
Sorry no pictures of the complete ensemble until after the 31st.