19 Sep 2013

Apron Derby

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apron-derby

apron-front-derby-2

18 Sep 2013

Bologna Construction

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Here are a few images showing some of the making of an apron front derby using the bologna construction method.

patern-pieces

sewing-lining

quarters-skiving

topline-quarters

quarters-together

sewing-quarters

stitching-quarters

aprons-folding

upper-apron

apron-stitching

heel-counter

toe-puff

last-toe-puff

rasp-toe

first-lasting

bologna

bologna-before

sock-pre-stitch

stitch-sock

socks-stitched

second-lasting-soon

cork

insole

relasting

heel-stitching

sole-place

cut-channel

stitching-channels

blake-heel

blake-stitch-inside

blake-toe

blake-finished

closing-channel

file-rand

trim-heel-lift

finished-shoes

27 Feb 2013

Boots with Lifts

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boots_with_lifts

I only took a limited number of construction photos during the making of this pair.

Photo Feb 11, 10 27 27 AM

Photo Feb 13, 11 25 11 AM

Photo Feb 14, 3 19 26 PM

Photo Feb 14, 10 50 49 AM

Photo Feb 16, 11 39 29 AM

Photo Feb 18, 11 28 02 AM

Photo Feb 18, 1 55 13 PM

Photo Feb 22, 4 19 29 PM

13 Feb 2013

Wholecuts with a Fiddleback Waist

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wholecut-fiddleback-fitzpatrick

wholecuts-fiddleback-fitzpatrick2

wholecuts-fitzpatrick4

12 Feb 2013

Wholecuts Construction

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Here are some construction photos of a pair of Wholecuts with a Fiddleback Waist.

mean pattern

Pattern Pieces

Lining

sewing lining

beaded edge

Tongue

Sewing Outer

Upper Pieces

Finished Uppers

insole blocked

Insole trim

Insole Prep

Pre-lasting

Toe Puff

Toe Puff Shaped

Lasted

Welting

Heel Seat

First Rand

Fender

Sole

Attach Sole

Sole Attached

Stitching Channel

Sole Stitching

Closing Channel

Pegging Sole at Heel

Heel Lifts

Building Heel

Cutting Heel

Rasping

Painting

Finishing

Sock Liners

Finished Shoes

30 Jan 2013

Zipper Boots

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zipper boots

A pair of zipper boots that were delivered to a customer last week.

19 Dec 2012

Making an Insole for Womens Shoes

Step by Step

insole-finished

I’ve put together a tutorial showing a method for making a fiberglass reinforced insole that can be used for a womens high heel shoe.

Making a Reinforced Insole

18 Jul 2012

Boots with hidden lifts

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17 Jul 2012

Making Elevator Boots

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16 Jul 2012

Elevator Boot Insoles

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