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31 August 2009 @ 11:52 pm
And SPATS to you to brother!  
Here is my first attempt at making spats. After many tutorials and much browsing I finally finished mine. These ended up being much harder than I thought as I was fitting them specifically to my combat boots and not to just any pair of shoes.



More examples beneath the cut...





Here is a side view showing the snaps that enclose the edge, I put a small buckle and leather strap around the top to keep them from sliding down the calf...



Here is the pair laid out flat, showing one closed and the other unclasped. I also put a buckle and strap on the underside to keep them from riding up. I went as far as to put a lining on the inside for added strength. My goal was functionality in addition to fashion.



I purposely used a flash in this shot to show off the texture of the fabric I used for this pair. Its a great pattern of upholstery fabric I found that I intend to use for a matching vest and fingerless gloves or "hand spats"...


Comments, feedback, questions or suggestions are always welcome and appreciated!
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woodssteam on September 1st, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
wow
very cool man! i like them, you are awesome at sewing