Monday, July 30, 2012

Bondage Bootie Prototype 2

After the successful test fit with the short bootie prototype pattern, I wanted to make a few small adjustments and extend the length to knee-high. Even though the booties I'm making for straitjacketed.com will be shorter, I wanted to have the longer pattern figured out for myself.
This new pattern is traced onto another scrap of leather...
This time the front top of the upper was sewn first.

Next, the rear seam is sewn and the front seam allowances glued and flattened.
I love the shape this created!
The test fit showed some room for improvement, although overall it looked fantastic! I wanted to bring the lacing panels a bit closer together in the front. I also need to make the tongue wider...
Although it's hard to see in the photo below, the calf needs to be flattened out just a tiny bit...
And two more tweaks: bring in the shape of the heel, and I want to increase the amount of curve at the arch so it more tightly follows the contour of the foot.
We're getting there...

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    1. Thanks, Dani - they remind me of your foot-wrap photos!

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  2. beautiful work :)

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    1. Thanks thisgirl! Wait 'til you see the finished version...

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