9.23.2008

Mad for Plaid

Christopher Bailey isn't the only designer staking claim over checks this season. Everyone from Dolce & Gabbana to Karen Walker found inspiration in the English's heavy tartans and love for hunting. Though not everyone can escape to the Balmoral estate for a weekend like Wills and Kate, us fashion elite can take on the urban jungle in a pair of killer heels inspired by Robert Clergerie. The heels are easier to navigate on concrete than Scottish moors anyway!What You'll Need:
1 pair heels (found at Old Navy)
1/2 yard plaid fabric
Tracing paper
Pencil
Hot glue
Scissors

First, you need to make a pattern for the plaid fabric. Take a sheet of tracing paper and wrap it around the heel of your shoe. Crease the paper where the edges overlap. Trace around the top and bottom of the heel with pencil. When you unwrap the paper you should have an outline of the pattern. Cut this out and lay the tracing paper over your plaid fabric. Cut out the plaid fabric according to your pattern.

On the inside of the heel, squeeze a narrow line of hot glue down the center. Press one edge of the plaid on top of the glue. Glue down the rest of the fabric around the shoe until the remaining edge meets back in the inside center of the heel. Trim off any excess fabric.


xx,CC

3 comments:

June said...

love it. check out wat i did to my dress http://junebiswas.blogspot.com/2008/09/diy-artistic-june.html

Laura MW said...

Sorry if I've missed a post on this, but where do you get the heels from you use for this?

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fennella ella ay ay ay said...

oo i may try it with a funky cloth