I rarely go shopping for clothes anymore (fabric shopping, well, that is another story!). Every once in a while, I will spend a few hours looking for lovely things in the department store only to be disappointed by racks and racks of poorly made garbage.
And I know I am not the only person who sees a cheaply or poorly made garment and thinks about how easy it would be to sew something up that is ten times as nice.
The major exception is shoes. I do not have the slightest idea about how to make shoes. And while I would love all of the creative possibilities that would open up, I imagine all that glue and leather would not be very fun to work with.
I am still looking for a pair of fabulous green shoes. Red and purple are relatively easy to find these days, but the perfect pair of green shoes has evaded me.
It seems that the color was very popular in 1948.
And the standard colors are incredibly detailed. Crossed straps, perforations, rosettes, and scalloped edges add extra special touches that are often missing from shoes these days (unless you have a whole lot of money to spend).
So now I would like to make my request that someone invent a time machine so I can travel back in time and grab bunches of these fabulous shoes. And I promise to bring back your favorites as well!
Do you think the leather would age in the travel back to 2012?
[Images from Sears Roebuck Catalog, Spring 1948]