Meanwhile my main concern has been Ms. Melissa's black knee-high boots, to which I started to shape the lasts. Her concern is a wider-than-usual ball of the foot, and a higher heel hight (9,5cm). Her lasts came ready today, so ladies & gents, let's take a look!
Shape, rattle & roll!
|This is the beginning stage. an untouched high heel last.|
|She wanted a higher heel, so I started to build it to this area.|
|And here's the finalized shape.|
|After the heel hight, it's time to make the lasts more fitting to the clients foot. Here's a traditional ink print of the foot with measurements and the ball of the foot marked.|
|We'll place the last over the print and start to estimate the new required width of the last.|
|The growth areas are marked and sanded and cork material is added.|
|And after some time we'll have something like this. The lasts are shortened and the girth of the ball of the foot has already been modeled.|
|Whaaaat?! :D Yes, I'm serious! You're propably wondering why did I ruin them? Well, they're going to be boots so I thought of extending the shaft for a better fit. But it does look more like a terrifying sculpture than a last.|
|*Bling!* After a few hours of making friends with Mr. Grinder, Ms. Last became ready to be patternized ;)|
|Put a sock on it!!! Literally! This is a great way to see how they're really going to look like.|