Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Shoergery


The good news:
As mentioned in that previous post, I found a lovely pair of Maloles grey suede concealed platform round-toe mary janes with clips and laces, for 70% off. Bargain, no?


The bad news:
They were faulty. Meaning they were missing two fastening clips on one side of the right shoe. Probably a fault from the factory, as it looks like they hadn't been properly stitched on in the first place.


More good news:
I managed to locate both clips (with the help of the wonderful shopping assistant of Simple Caractere over at Empoli outlet) and started laying out a DIY plan for making those babies walk the streets again.


I chose my weapons (black elastic cord and metallic wire) and got down to business.


Luckily, I had a whole roll of cord (I have quite the arsenal of DIY materials at home) quite similar to the one used on the clips, but even if I didn't, cutting up a small black hair elastic would do. I cut a 15cm piece, just to be on the safe side.


Took some metallic wire, folded it in a loop, put it through both holes of the shoe and threaded the cord. Then I simply pulled it through.


I took one of ends completely out of the holes, attached the missing clip and then I repeated the procedure with the wire to take it back through the holes again.


Once on the other side, I adjusted the second black clip as well and calculated how much elastic was needed in order to have the same give as on the other shoe.


I then proceeded to tie a strong knot and cut the excess elastic off.


Fixed it! Someone would have to look really, really, REALLY carefully to spot the difference, no?


Hello my lovelies!

23 comments:

battered couture said...

man am i impressed by the work you put into this. I am so lazy :)

Marietta said...

I doubt anyone could tell the difference!! I love these, you re making me addicted to Manoles, I want to add some in my family now! :)

Pingu said...

Bravo! Mia xara... den fenete TIPOTA! Egw den tha to katalabena!

JSotiriou said...

wwwwww
someone just saved the day!
(and a pair of two LOVELY shoes!)

xoxo
stuckinadumbdaze.blogspot.com

shpyourcloset1@gmail.com said...

Very well done and really lovely shoes. I envy them (and you of course for being so crafted)

cbsg5861 said...

Well done!!!

I love DIY projects ;)

beauty editor said...

kala fantastika, einai!

Alecca Rox said...

oh my! great job;)

Antoinette said...

It is great how resourceful we can be when a good-looking pair of shoes (at a great price) is at stake! Nice handiwork.

Minette said...

OH WOOOOW! GREAT JOB! THESE SHOES ARE FAB! *_*

_nina_malvada_ said...

lopi i xrisoxera...

super ta apoutsia oute pou fenete tipota..

Jo said...

Mwre mpravo!!!! Auto 8a pei xeri! kammia diafora!na tis foras me perifania!

Thalia said...

well done girl!!!!!!! i don't think anyone would notice!!!! :P

Nadia said...

I love the shoes...so vintage!good work!

Clara said...

woow great job!
amazing blog
xxx

Yasmin Lawsuit said...

Perfect! These are so adorable! I've got some grey suede pumps, but not as cute as yours. Glad you could fix em :)

Sabrina said...

Wow, your work is amazing!

Chrissy said...

Adorable shoes. Congrats on fixing them. :)

chloe said...

amazing! i could never do this.. i would think about it but thats as far as it would go! bravo!
x

chloe said...

btw, added you to my blog-links! x

efi said...

wow! ανυπομονώ να τα δω σε outfit!

fashionist__ahead said...

polu wraiaa ta papoutsiaa k auto p ekanes...
mou areseiii...:):)

Aspa said...

Well done! And I love the shoes :)