I love Victorian....the houses ( live in one..lol), the toys, the ephemera, the furniture and decor, the mannerisms, the clothing, the fripperies to name a few and of course the footwear. I created some Victorian slippers ...I had a ball making these ..in fact I contemplated keeping them..all of them..lol. My home showcases several feather trees with themes ...most of them are up all year long. They bring me joy during those days I need a bit of whimsey in my life. A white feather tree covered with Victorian slippers would be a lot of fun especially for my bedroom.
I decided to make 13 slippers ..and I could keep ONE for myself. I created them with both front and back covered with either paper or cloth…..a heel is added for a dimensional view. The edges are covered in assorted trims or tinsel roping. The front features an antique scrap from my extension collection. From there I added the covering for the toes with antique lace, silk or velvet. I tuck in a bit of cotton into the toe…then the fun begins…ornamentation with ribbons, jewels, vintage crepe paper, velvet flowers, Dresden pieces and a few slippers with antique bisque dolls. The length of the slipper is around 7.5 inches long without the hanger. Hangers can be removed with a scissors...I just like to give options.
A few ideas - pinkeeps, eye glass case, wall décor, hostess or Mothers Day gift, candy container, jewelry or perfume bottle holder, potpourri, party favor, display under glass dome or Valentine for a friend, sister, mother, favorite aunt or teacher !
Thus I present to you my first two slippers.....
* Victorian Fancies for My Lady *
~ Slippers A & B ~
Slipper A - "Sophie's Choice"
Slipper insole is a dark rose antique velvet from an old scarf. The toe cap is
French lace with a silk liner adorned with
velvet flowers, antique scrap, German metallic edging, silk bud with petals -
taken from an antique Flapper hat.
Outsole (part that touches the ground) & heel are paper
7.5 inches w/o hanger
Slipper B - "Sasha's Delight"
Slipper insole is paper with black lace design. The toe cap is antique black floral lace
adorned with an antique German
girl scrap, velvet ribbon edging & frontal bow with a
rhinestone star, vintage pink crepe paper
fan with polka dot insert.
Outsole of slipper & heel are vintage black velvet.
7.5 inches w/o hanger
~ Outsoles AKA bottoms of slippers ~
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Any questions or if you wish a custom designed slipper ..
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in a whimsey, MADAME Whimsey
Karen A. Meer