Maybe not, but they're my first knee high boots, that are still under work. The one above is a model the client sent me. Well, not knowing where I'm poking my nose into I actually agreed to make them. Now that I'm in a final phase before making the actual shoes, I can really honestly say it's been one big headache - in a pain stakingly teaching way.
One would maybe think that it's just simple and easy to make a pair of knee high boots with only a zipper opening. One would maybe think that one just takes measurements and just make some basic patterns and cut some leathers and voilá! They're ready.
Well not quite.
It's hard enough for a shoemaker to make a fitting last, but to top that with another 40 cm worth of strange asymmetric curves. It's easy to make straight tubes with patterns, but as the leg is actually far from a straight tube, to transfer those shapes to the patterns... a headache. ;)
Let's take a look at my progress:
With many fixes made to the last pattern, these came out quite good, only a few small things are left to fix. I think I'm quite happy :)