Monday, June 23, 2014

Creative Procrastination

I have noticed, as I'm sure some of you also have, that I post a lot of ideas and half finished pieces. I know I'm not alone in this. There is a syndrome known as Costumers ADD, which is the problem of the next project always being more exciting than the one you are actually working on. Of course, I have actual ADHD which adds to the problem. The good news is that THESE ARE MY PEOPLE! A whole community of people who have my same issue with follow through. Staying up to finish things the night before and quite often still sewing in the car on the way to the event. Sigh, I'm finally home.
from Toothpaste for Dinner

On that note, my favorite thing to do is creative procrastination. I'm achieving something. I'm constructing or deconstructing something, just not necessarily the thing I should be doing. If I'm really lucky, my creative procrastination will actually help my current project move along.

Hopefully, this will be one of those things. I need shoes for my Costume College Gala dress. My dress is going to be an early bustle, late 1860's, early 1870's gown. I need shoes. I honestly really had no idea what victorian shoes looked like. All I ever seemed to see were boots, but I know they didn't wear boots to a ball, amIright? So hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the efficiently helpful dark pit of slack, Pinterest.

Essentially, I'm looking at something like this:
1855-1865 silk shoes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The sort of look like ballet slippers with heels. I found a pair of shoes at the thrift store.

$7.00, comfortable but about 1/2 size too small.
These are the wrong color and a little too..solid..for dance shoes, but I like the heel. My plan is to cover them with fabric or repaint them.
I have to decide what color to make them, since I'll be wearing them with the orange and blue plaid. I think black will be the easiest. They will also only peak out of the dress, so they don't have to be perfect. So off I go to rese...oh screw it, play on Pinterest some more.


  1. Have you seen the "Tissot" shoes from American Duchess? They are the exact thing you are looking for, and dye-able.

  2. I have, but unfortunately they are not in my price range at the moment. A girl can dream though. :)