Monday, 1 August 2011

Re-Do Your Shoes Jeffrey Campbell Styleee...

*EDIT* These are now for sale! Here's the eBay listing link: the auction will end at 7:38pm on the 17th August 2011 bidding starts at just 99p! *EDIT*

Okay so I'm clumsy. I have even been known to 'trip' over a leaf or two in my time, so I have awful luck when it comes to shoes, nights out and having that one too many. 

So when I scuffed up my favourite (and most comfortable) wedges, there was no way I was going to throw them out, so I decided to take inspiration from these:
Jeffrey Campbell 'Tick' £130.00
and have a go at D.I.Y and see if I can rescue them. Here are the wedges before:
New Look Wedges £24.99

You can see the chunk I have managed to take out of the back ... Ooops :/
So, I set out to recreate the Jeffrey Campbell 'Tick' look using only a hammer and 600 drawing pins (sounds very Blue Peter-esque). I have only one shoe done at the moment as I have managed to run out of pins, but I couldn't wait to show you all! But, here is what I ended up with:

I know these aren't to everyone's taste, but I love them! For a grand total of £1.47 per shoe they're a lot cheaper than the real deal and they have cut-out detailing too. Admittedly I am a little scared to wear them, but I think they'll look amazing on. I'm definitely going to post some sort of outfit of the day featuring these when I've got the other one done. 

For a first attempt at fashion D.I.Y I'm very proud of myself! Here's how I did it:
I firstly made a straight(ish) line of pins down the centre of the heel as a guideline. 
I then made two rows of pins along the bottom of one half of the shoe, stopping at the centre of the toe. I then repeated this along the top. The front was pretty much filled in by this point.

I then filled the rest of the side of the shoe in in rows. I made sure to overlap each pin to make it look a little more like the 'Tick' shoe. I then repeated the whole process on the other side. 

It took approximately 3 hours to do the whole shoe and around 600 pins. I got them for 73p a box at Wilkinsons, so it's a relatively cheap fix. I'm also thinking out switching out the laces for ribbon or something, but we'll see how that looks. 

Like I said I still have the other one to do so if you'd like some sort of video how-to for it I'd gladly do it!

What do you think? What are your fashion D.I.Y tips?

Much Love,