Anyhow, this post was originally meant to be longer but I had to split it in two parts because of it's image volume: 23. So, in this first part I'll just introduce to you all the fixed new design and some steps after. Enjoy.
|Here you'll see the difference: the upper is the old design with the "wings" and below the fixed version that I'll make into the actual ballerinas.|
|The different pattern pieces are copied through the basic copy to another cardboard.|
|Allowances and other markings are made with specific tools.|
|Holes are punched to guidance points. This will help you place the uppers in correct positions.|
|The templates are then cut out with a knife.|
|And here's all the templates we need to make the uppers :)|
|The templates are then used to draw them on the material of your choice.|
|All the templates are drawn. It's scissoring time!|
|And here's every piece ready for the next phase: skiving and sewing. My material choices were: regular cow leather on the front pieces, artificial suede called alcantara (used usually in car upholstery and couches) for the back pieces and goat leather for the linings. As a bonus there's vegetally tanned 1mm side stiffeners that'll... well, stiffen the sides :) They'll go hidden between the uppers and the lining. But more of that later.|
Next up is the sewing and making the insole. See you soon!