Saturday, November 26, 2011

American Duchess Regency Shoes

The "Pemberley" Regency shoes are closely based on extant footwear from the 1790s through 1810.  The smooth, dyable, hand-sewn leather upper is designed to be lovely enough for formal occasions, and durable enough for walking in the countryside.  Particular attention was paid to the point of the toe, as well as the other hallmarks of Regency historical footwear, with the main goals being both historical accuracy and all-day comfort!

I've decided I want a pair to make a version of Marianne's shoes from Sense & Sensibility! (I'll use this technique:

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