Tuesday, February 21

Nina's

Ladies & Gents! After several months of waiting and about 90 pure handmade working hours; I'm proud to present the newest creation by yours truly! A project for the amazingly beautiful Niina, from the fashion blog Nelliinan vaatehuone.

*Drum roll...*

Nina's









I think I was quite obedient to the original drawing, though some changes did occur. Naturally :)





Taken from her blog (28.2.2012): here.


Taken from her blog (26.10.2012): here.



Materials:
  • Collar: Black suede with a black sheep nappa lining
  • Bow: Black patent leather ring with black alcantara bows.
  • Uppers: Cream white nubuck, Black patent leather.
  • Heel: Black patent leather covered plastic heel.
  • Sole: Vegetable tanned leather with an black 4mm rubber half sole.
What can I say? Well, I'm pretty satisfied with the outcome, being my first bespoke high heels... I'd say I'm REALLY pleased. There's a million little things that could've gone better, but then again a million little things that I learned. So that's a alot! 
I'll update images of Niina wearing them from her posts later on.
One can only say: Tally hooooo!

60 comments:

  1. minusta nämä on hienoimmat kengät mitkä olet tehnyt.

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  2. They look fantastic! Great work.

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    1. Thanks Janine! You're not a bad shoemaker yourself ;)

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  3. Ehkä hienoimmat kengät ikinä, wau :)

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    1. Kiitos Rilli! Ehkä upein kohteliaisuus ikinä ;)

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  4. Nämä ovat hurmaavat! Kauneimmat kengät, mihin olen törmännyt! Niina on onnen tyttö saadessaan noin hienot kengät! Mahtavaa suomalaista käsityötä!

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    1. Voi punastus! Kiitoksia Ti-ti-uu. Sanoinko jo kiitos? Kiitos.

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  5. Absolutely Fabulous Work! <3 Hope Niina was happy.

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    1. Thanks Kirsti! I really think she was :)

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    1. No eihän tuohon voi sanoa kuin että... Kiitos :)

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  7. Onpas upeat;)
    -eitsu-

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  8. Niiiiin hienot!! Oot kyllä todella taitava :)

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    1. Kiitos Anonymous, en kiellä viimeistä vaikka tuntuu että on vielä pitkä matka edessä täyteläiseen mestariuteen ;)

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  9. Vau, todella upeat!

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    1. Kiitos Lumi... eiku Päivi. Kumminpäin se oikein meni? :D

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  10. Voi tziisus kun upeat kengät!!! Tahtoo kans!!!

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  11. Hiljaiseksi vetää :o) Ihan mahtavat kengät! Taitoa sinulta kyllä löytyy, joten jatka vain samaan malliin!

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    1. Kiitos Taru :) Niin ne sun daisarikakutkin vetävät ainakin miehen hiljaiseksi, jatkamme siis samaan mallin ;)

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  12. Siis aivan mielettömät! Todella taitava olet!

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  13. Erittäin viileät kengät - hyvä staili!

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  14. Ihanaa, että voi olla kauniita kenkiä muitakin kuin kesäkorkkarit. :)

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    1. Aikamoinen ylistys, kiitos PikkuViuhti :)

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  15. Upeat! Tuollaiset kun saisi joskus - haaveilee -

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  16. Aivan mielettömän upeat kengät!!
    Joku päivä vielä teetän itselleni jotkut ihanuudet... ;)

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    1. Kiitos Koo :) Olen silloin käytettävissäsi ;)

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  17. Those are truly beautiful!!! Thank you so much for your blog. I just found it a few days ago so I got to read the whole thing and not have to wait. ;) I've been trying to find something to see how heels were made and it's tough to find. Your blog has given me wonderful insight (and newfound respect) into the indepth work involved in creating such beautiful fuctional art.

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    1. Thank you very much Jaunvie! I'm very glad that my blog's been of use to you, and your words are very flattering :) Are you studying shoemaking, or just very interested in it? Where are you from? If you don't mind me asking ;)

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  18. I'm from the US. Michigan. I'm a seamstress by trade. I have been thinking about learning to make shoes because I have very specific ideas on what I want with some of my designs I come up with. I'm a very "do it yourself" type of person and I've learned everything from bags and purses, gloves, and millinery. Shoes were kind of the next logical step. (Ok, bad pun ;) ) I had no idea it would be so difficult to find good information. Honestly, your blog has been wonderful for me because of the photos. I've read some forums on shoemaking, but I don't really know the proper names for all the parts of the shoe, so I would very quickly get lost in what was being said. With photos I have no problem. So thanks again for that. :D

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    1. Hey, happy Mardi gras :) Well, I don't know if the rest of the states celebrate it, but I'm a huge NOLA fan, so. Information, especially on making women's shoes would be difficult. Most that I've learned are from masters of the trade, and even they're more focused on men's handmade shoes. You should check this blog out: http://handmadeshoes.wordpress.com/ This guy also has a great video channel on youtube, which includes making of high heels :) Another, maybe the most informative blog on making gentlemen's dress shoes traditionally is a blog from London: http://carreducker.blogspot.com/

      In short I'd say that making shoes is one of the hardest professions to master, so I'd recommend attending some courses held by professionals first, to get a feel of what's to be done. And I wouldn't count too much on my shoemaking vocabulary, because even the one's in finnish are hard to remember. Let alone to know what they're in english.

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  19. PERFECT!!!! Kiitos ihan miljoonasti, silittelen noita joka päivä ja haaveilen kuivista kaduista <3

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    1. :D Kiitos sulle Nelliina! Toivotaan että pääset pian käytön makuun, ja antamaan palautetta ;)

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  20. Aivan upeat <3 Täytynee joskus tehdä sinulle tilaus, meikän 42/43 -kokoiseen jalkaan kun ei meinaa löytää sopivan tyttömäisiä ihanuuksia. :)

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  21. Kiitos Sanski! Ota yhteyttä, heti kun siltä tuntuu :)

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  22. Tosi upeat on kengät! Ja hienoa seurata miten ne ovat muodostuneet :) Kadehdittavaa käsityötä (tosin ihan tervettä sellaista..)!

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    1. Kiitoksia Sarkku! Yritän tosiaankin hieman näyttää vaiheita, jotta lukijat ymmärtävät vähän mistä on kyse. Kengät ovat niin arkisia, ettei heti tule kelattua miten ne oikeastaan tehdään. Nämä käsintehdyt nyt ovat tietenkin ihan oma maailmansa teolliseen verrattuna.

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  23. Kauniit kengät! Kurvit kohdallaan.

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