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I just love the polka dot ones. My mom had some of these and she threw them all out at some point. Since retro is so popular right now, you could probably find some of these styles in sewing patterns. Of course, you could always look for vintage patterns or make your own pattern if you’re a good seamstress.
You could do something like this. You’ll need a pair of shoes, off-white satin ribbon, black lace ribbon, spray-on fabric glue for the ribbons. Use spray glue to attach lace to satin ribbon. Drape the ribbon over the back and sides of the shoe and determine approximate places to cut it. Apply fray check or similar clear product to prevent fraying in general area to be cut. Cut ribbon, wash until fray check is no longer noticeable, if necessary.
Make bow, use fray check on raw edges and tuck them into the bow. Stitch through the back of the bow with a few stitches to hold it together. Sew the bow onto the previously cut ribbon. Glue the ribbon onto the sides and back of the shoe. Done. Now go strut your stuff.
This site has some of the coolest modern art knitting type things. I really like the look of the purse, except I would want it as a sweater. You could make something like this. If you don’t knit, get a grey sweater from a thrift shop, and cut up some socks and sew them on the sweater.
Wow, these are almost an oxymoron in and of themselves. You could make something like these yourself. You would need a skull mold unless you could sculpt them yourself. Make or buy a skull mold. Use some sculpey or similar clay to mold the skull. Wrap some aluminum foil around the heels to protect them, then push the heel into the top of the mold to give the skull the right curvature. After the skulls are done, attach to the heels with strong adhesive like gorilla glue or liquid nails. Paint heels and/or skulls if desired. Apply clear sealer to protect the paint.