Wedding Shoe Fail #2
iDye Poly doesn't come in pink, apparently, so I had to try RIT. Bleh. The iDye Poly that I used in Yellow worked so well, but the RIT of course doesn't work well on polyester like my shoes, so the fuschia I bought ended up looking like pale bubblegum pink when I dyed the ivory bows. They're cute, but not what I wanted and they don't go with the dress.
So, after a little soul-searching, I decided to go with the ivory shoes, and make some decorative shoe clips or flowers or something to go on them! Something like these from BHLDN...
I'm inspired by both the beautiful shoes they have:
I made lots of silk flowers for my wedding dress, and made a few more recently with my shoes in mind. Did I want silk flowers on my shoes, the same as the ones on my dress?
I did some searching and found this great tutorial for pompom shoe clips. Yesssss!! I did basically this exact thing except I used bias-cut strips of silk rather than torn on the grain.
I made two pompoms out of ivory silk chiffon bias strips, and sewed them to these awesome shoe clips. I bought a set of 6 pairs of shoe clips on Etsy for only $3!! I highly recommend buying some of these sometime if you ever want to dress up your shoes.
Anyway. They are super fun and look great with the dress. A little like 1950's bedroom slippers, but hopefully not too much when I'm all dolled up. ;) They aren't a bright color, like I had hoped for, but are still fun and quirky.
Here they are at the wedding!
|Photo by Studio 623 Photography|
(If you did any DIYs for your wedding or the wedding of a friend or loved one, I'd love for you to share them in the Adventures in Dressmaking DIY Weddings Flickr group!!)