I bought training wheels!
So here’s my current progress on fixing up some prepointe (pre pointe? pre-pointe?) shoes. I have managed to get the ribbons and elastic on… and I beat the fucking shit out of them by stepping all over them (I assume that’s part of the process).
Why prepointe shoes? Well, I do have a goal of starting pointe next January (two year balletversary) and I thought it would be good to learn how to drive these suckers on dry land. Also, I’m impatient and…ooh look! Pretty shoes!
I am also cutting the vamp into a V shape and reattaching the binding on the advice of my instructor. I’ll post more on that later. Luckily for me, I’m a sewer first and a dancer second.
A list of awesome stuff about sewing pointe shoes (even if you’re not going on pointe any time soon):
- Fuck yeah…BALLET CRAFTS!
- I finally have an excuse to sew with dental floss.
- I’ve altered almost every type of garment, but it never occurred to me to alter my shoes. New newness!
- It gives me something to do while I eat garlic bread.
So…yeah. I’ll try to stop being new-relationship-girl and actually take some time to blog.
In other news…I’m finally up to three classes a week! Woot and double woot!
Hi and bye!