This design I created with my future sister-in-law in mind. I wanted to do something cool and edgy for her. I had originally intended on making her some sandals, but as she’s from the Great White North, I figured she’d get more wear out of a pair of shoes that actually covered her toes.
I purchased this fabulous purple suede leather a while back and knew that I wanted to use that for the liner. I spent crazy amounts of time lining up the eyelets on the leather trying to decide what pattern I wanted to use.
This pair was the first time I made an attempt at sewing a smooth edge to the top line. On the first one I had a little trouble piecing the two ends together but I figured it out for the other side.
It was also the first time I used a different pattern for the liner than I did for the upper. I did not want the heel portion of the liner to have the stitching down the back.
The sides are a little looser than I would have liked. I was afraid to pull too tightly while lasting for fear of this resulting in the top line of the shoes too low on the foot for comfort.
These Purple People Eaters are the first pair of shoes that I have completed for someone other than myself or my fiance. I’m excited to receive feedback from the recipient (both good and constructive). I just hope she enjoys them half as much as I enjoyed creating them.