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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Winged Percy Jackson Shoes - Footwear for Heroes!

World Book Day 2014 

Alice finishes Primary School this year and so this is the last time she will need to dress up for 'World Book Day'.  In the past we have stitched some very elaborate costumes, but this year it was something easy - Winged shoes!

They took less than half an hour to make and she loves them!  I simply sandwiched some wadding between two layers of silver grey satin and then machine stitched the outline of a pair of wings straight onto the fabric using a very dense zig-zag (satin stitch).  I then cut them out as near as possible to the stitching line.  The final step was to insert some eyelets so that they could be threaded onto the laces of her baseball boots.

She found an old plastic dagger in our dressing-up box to complete the costume and is going to School as Piper, daughter of Aphrodite.

"Being a hero doesn't mean you're invincible.  It just means that you're brave enough to stand up and do what's needed." Piper Mclean in "The Mark of Athena" by Rick Riordan.


  1. These are awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog, im so glad it led me to you! I love love love all your beautiful projects. Love katie x

  2. Oh these are fabulous Josie...I have an infinity with all thing 'wings'!! So love these!....and thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, off to have a better look at your creative blog posts now! Jan x

  3. These are great! You could start a trend quite seriously. I had a quick look at your freehand machine embroidery. You are seriously good at it, I am totally rubbish and it is my ambition to learn it at some point.

  4. Those are just superb - what a great idea. I have only one pair of shoes but I thinking that they would look great with a pair of wings sprouting out of them!
    thank you for calling in and your kind words
    Best wishes

  5. brilliant the trainers look fantastic with wings
    carol x

  6. Those are amazing! I want a pair so bad haha! Brilliant!

  7. that shoes was awesome.. very artistic! i so love the design very fashionable.i love the wings.Great post!