Irregular Choice Makeover

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Imagine my delight when I found a pair of IC shoes, in my size, at a recent clothes swap. They looked a little grubby (not surprising for cream fabric) but in good condition, not much wear on the soles and heels however, I didn't realise until I got home that they had some embellishment missing.

I wasn't going to put me off, I could easily add something to bring them back to their former glory. I had a little think - a ribbon rosette? pom poms? buttons? all of the above? I vowed to have a rummage in my local haberdashery and thought no more of it.

Then out of nowhere I remembered some flower hair clips I'd bought to dress as a fairy. I'd put them in a box a few weeks ago, ready to take to a car boot sale (that I'll probably never get around to doing). I knew I had some purple, and orange ones but I found some pale peach and cream ones too.

The purple ones were a bit pinker than I remembered, but luckily they matched the heel of the shoe almost perfectly.

I played around with different combinations before settling on a final combination. But before I started to attach them I needed to clean the shoes, I found a good tutorial online and got scrubbing.

Once clean and dry I removed the hair clips from the backs of the flowers and got out my hot glue gun, naturally I added some buttons into the mix (you know me and buttons) and few minutes later they were done!

I wondered what they'd looked like originally but I didn't think that I'd be able to identify them by just typing 'Irregular Choice shoes' into Google. I gave it a go, and to my surprise I saw them in the second line of the image search. Once I knew what they were all called I was able to find a better image.

Turns out that what I'd done isn't a million miles away from the original design (which is Can't Touch This, in case you were wondering).

What do you think to my Irregular Choice make-over, they look pretty good don't they? I've been wearing them around the house this morning, with my PJs.

(Day 19 of blogging everyday for 40 days).

Yesterday I started to knit a coin purse, and this time last week I was pondering everything I want to achieve in the next year. This time last year I was saying 'hello' to berry lips.

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  1. I love them- they look better than the originals if you ask me. I have a couple of pairs of Can't Touch This and one of them is beginning to lose it's floral embellishments, so maybe I need to get the glue gun out.

    1. I'd definitely recommend it, glue guns are awesome!

  2. Argh so pretty! I love how you fixed them, they look more interesting now! :)

  3. That's so cool!!! You did a great job and how fab to find them at a swap!x

    1. Thanks. I often find some really good items at clothes swaps, I'd like to seek out some more to go to.


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