Helen is my awesomely high-achieving capoeirista pal.
She is super tall, and has long, elegant size 11 feet.
Tango is one of her extra-curricular activities and we are underway with a pair of custom made shoes for her.
It's good for her to have a shoemaking friend.
Helen's last all taped up, with basic pattern features drawn onto the masking tape. All shoes begin this way.
The tape has come off the last and has been made into a paper pattern, with all the different pieces cut, allowances added etc.
Upper pieces have been cut, skived, edges folded, sections assembled, and finally stitched together. I love this part, it's a big 3D jigsaw.