Here is part four of the sequence showing the making of my Last Pair of Cowboy Boots, constructed by the famous Lee Miller of Austin Texas. They’re a fancy custom pair, and today you’ll get an idea of the design. (See previous parts here: initial fitting and construction, parts 1, 2 and 3).
The notes below are by Carrlyn Miller, who runs the business end of the shop and also helps with design, ordering, and finishing the boot:
Here is the first version of the pattern that Lee drew up for your design.
Here you can see that Lee has removed the thread from the sewing machine, and is “sewing” on the paper pattern that he’s drawn. There will be holes then poked through the paper that corresponds to the design. You’ll see the purpose of that tomorrow.
Another view as he’s going around the pattern.
We make two different sets of paper patterns. This pattern Charlotte is filling in and will be used as a cutting pattern. Again, this will be clear as we go along.
The yellow and green leather has been pulled for your roses.
Here is the paper pattern that Lee has just finished “sewing.”
The Pacific Blue Kangaroo leather for your tops.
Tops have been cut out!