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{whatever wednesday} upcycled boots!

a couple of weeks ago i went on the hunt for the perfect tall black boot. completely out of season - spring and all - but i didn't care. i had seen too many of my stylist friends rocking tall black boots and leggings - and i NEEDED black boots.

during my big goodwill shopping spree a few weeks back, i picked up these funky things at goodwill. i say "funky" because i haven't actually had the guts to wear them - a bit too 80s. a bit too biker. and definitely a bit too diva for me. but at $2.00 (hello 1/2 off day) ... i couldn't pass them up:



well - while in boston i finally found the perfect pair of tall black boots on sale at urban. so last night i decided to give the goodwill pair a makeover.

inspiration:




i cut off the top half of the boot shaft. flipped it inside out and then stitched it to the bottom half of the boot. this way - when i fold over the top the stitching is hidden beneath the cuff on the inside. finally, i add a few stitches to tack down the extra fabric inside.

(want to know a secret: i COMPLETELY intended for the snaps to be on the outside of the booties. but doh - after finishing the first boot i realized that they were on the inside. hand stitching leather w/out a thimble - there was no way i was going to seam rip and start over. i guess now they're like a little hidden surprise.)



i think they're pretty h-o-t! wade's out on the road until thursday - so i'll have to wait to get his opinion. ;)

by the way - what's with me and headless pics this week!?!

2 comments :

Ellen Mallernee Barnes said...

Wow, wow, wow! Great work. I'm looking at this on my Blackberry and can't wait to see them even better. They look amazing!

a case of the mundays said...

thanks woman. was totally inspired after your sandal upcycle!

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