Bodyline Shoes Modification time!
I made them from these:
Well as promised this the guide to how I turned these cheap Bodyline shoes into this:
When I got these shoes I decided that I wanted to make 1 dressy pair and one more casual pair. This is the casual pair and they were inspired by the standard big fluffy shoes that have been a staple of Hime fashion forever and my current obsession of Eva Gabor in Green Acres.
What you need:
- Base shoes
- Faux fur
- Needle and thread
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbons, roses, or whatever decoration you like
- String of pearls (optional)
So let’s get started!
First thing I did was unpick the bows from the front of the shoes.
I then played around with materials I had to decide exactly what layout I wanted. I happened to have these ribbon rosettes that I pulled off a hair band. You could use anything as an accent like this though or you could easily make your own version with some roses, ribbon and a couple of diamantes.
Laying things out before you get all crazy with the glue is really important because once it’s stuck, it’s stuck!
So next step. I carefully cut out a rectangle of faux fur which was wide enough to cover the band of the shoe. I left a good couple of inches on the top and bottom so there was enough to wrap around the whole thing.
Now starting on one side I put down a line of glue around the very edge of the strap and pressed the fabric on to it.
The glue is kind of just like a guide to stop the fabric from sliding around while you’re stitching it. Should look like this:
Applying a bit of glue over the whole band I wrapped the fabric around to the other side and trimmed all of the extra.
Now it’s needle and thread time! If you want the shoes to be hard wearing you will need to stitch around the edges of the fabric to prevent it fraying in the future. After that fold the top and bottom edges into the inside of the shoe and stitch them together. You should have enough so you are stitching the fur to the other side of the fur (like a big tube) rather than stitching it directly to the shoe. You can sew to the shoe if you want but making it a tube will make it easy to remove should you ever want to change your mind.
Once you’ve stitched everything in place it’s time to decorate. I decided to sew on these little rosette things. I think these shoes would be even better if they had a nice string of pearls hanging from the front but I don’t have any left at the moment so that will have to be a modification for another day!
And that’s it. It really is a simple modification ^_^
I’m ready for my close up with Eva now daaaarlingk! 😉
Tomorrow I will show you what I did with the pink pair, it’s much more dressy and a bit more impressive ^_^
Glad to be back in business and I hope you all enjoyed the post! If you decide to modify some Bodyline shoes let me know!