Shoes - link here
Marabou - link here
I think it's about time I introduced you all to my new pride and joy…my black, chunky, cleated sole fluffy shoes that have probably been my favourite DIY project so far. I'd seen similar items previewed during highstreet press days and thought they would be fairly easy to recreate for a much smaller price, so, I searched for the perfect pair of platform sandals on eBay and bought some cheap marabou to add the fluff. To attach the feathers, you simply stitch two lines of the marabou onto the toe strap, I wouldn't recommend using glue as this will only stick the edges of the feathers and won't properly secure the core of the trim. I asked my mum to help me with mine as the sewing angle is quite tricky, but as your stitching will be covered by fluff, there's no need to worry about being perfectly neat. But after that, voila! You have the perfect pair of girly meets grunge summer sandals and they look awesome with everything from dresses to shorts…I want to wear mine every day!
(I'm also tempted to make a white pair with lilac fluff for a clueless-esque vibe)
What do you think of this DIY?
Love Ellen xx