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DIY: Reshaping Heels | Haute Macabre

DIY: Reshaping Heels

These are a few pics from a fantastic DIY on Christeric . Yes, these shoes are adorable. But really, they aren’t why I’m posting this.  This is a level 5 DIY, but for those with the tools and craftiness, it shows how to reshape a heel using Bondo.  That’s a skill I could use! I have no idea how often I have seen a shoe and thought how it was ALMOST the right shape. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to try this out- check out the subtle conversion of a pair of Pleaser stripper heels into  a much more fashion-y, current shape:

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Erin is a web developer and lover of tiny dogs, ghost stories, and too much eyeliner.

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  1. The first pair is amazing. :) Add chains at the back or on the side. Safety pins for a Vivienne Westwood touch. Awesome. But level 5 DIY sure sounds daunting. *gulp*

  2. I need to pull out my project cart and try this! I have some old pleaser shoes sitting around gathering dust and I doubt I would be able to sell them or anyone on my clothing swap list would want a couple pairs of age-old Pleasers. I am in love with the diy makeover of the nurse heels.

  3. My God, she made a pair of Pleasers (such a high school fashion guilt trip right there) look, dare I say it, classy.

    From the looks of her blog, sanding all that stripper out of the shoes was a lot of work, though. :/

    Cobbling has been on my list of many skills I wish to acquire for a while now… along with millinery, metal-working, and sewing (more than the odd-patch-up). 😛

  4. I have been waiting to purchase some Sugru which is a new substance that’s just gone on the market. The video on the product’s website shows people using this stuff to hack their kitchen supplies, computers, bikes, etc. Can’t believe they don’t have any clothing alterations in there! The possibilities are endless!

    Not sure if you can sand it, but it looks like it will be easier to shape in the first place. I hope it comes in black!

    http://sugru.com/

  5. the first pair is amazing! I’ve been thinking about trying to make my own McQ lobster heels.
    Is there something wrong with me that I have no problem with wearing some Pleaser styles normally?

  6. My God, she made a pair of Pleasers (such a high school fashion guilt trip right there) look, dare I say it, classy.

    From the looks of her blog, sanding all that stripper out of the shoes was a lot of work, though. :/

    Cobbling has been on my list of many skills I wish to acquire for a while now… along with millinery, metal-working, and sewing (more than the odd-patch-up). 😛

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