1920s Slipper Finished

Posted on December 30, 2010 By

Finished. delivered and road tested. Or actually dance tested. The flapper dance slipper that we had commissioned late summer was finished and delivered in time for all the holiday parties. The challenge was to re-create the period heel and mold it. It took numerous tried to get just the right angle that would mesh with the current last, but finally came out with a good fit and a sturdy enough resin to take the PSI required. We referenced a designer from the period and then found a nice little detail in a reference book and the combination look wonderful. As you can imagine we held our breaths until after the first party. They made it through that one and several more with ease. I’m hoping for a picture of the entire costume. The next one I’d love to try is Victorian, now that the bugs have been worked out of the system.

Dance slipper from the 1920s

Dance slipper from the 1920s

Side view of 1920s slipper

Side view of 1920s slipper

Toe detail with cutouts

Toe detail with cutouts

 

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