In a Nutshell
This pair of Target x Dolce Vita shoes may be cheaply made, but they were my favorite to wear for many years. After several years of constant wear, the vamp areas cracked and split. To prolong its lifespan, I glued a cut piece of Indonesian woven fabric on the front area.
The main materials for this DIY Fashion project were a pair of oxford shoes, a woven fabric, tracing paper to make a pattern, and fabric glue.
Read more about this project by visiting DIY Fabric Accent Oxford Shoes post.
After this refashion, the pair of shoes enjoyed several more years of walking until they broke down once more. I repaired them again, but it’s clear they can no longer enjoy daily wear. The shoes are now mostly stored with some occasional light walks.