On the other hand, I did finally make top line tape. Top line tape runs around the upper edge of a pump, to give the top line of the shoe some reinforcement. Leather stretches - this stuff doesn't. You can purchase top line tape, but I made some (like we did in class) from two layers of nylon ripstop fabric, glued together with Duall 88, and cut into 1/4" strips.
What I haven't been able to figure out is the color scheme for this shoe. I now have a whole lot of colors, but can't choose. And even once I choose, which color should be the dominant color (toe, heel, lace area) and which the background/accent color? I've got cobalt blue, turquoise, light blue metallic, lilac, hot pink, light pink, orange, scarlet, black, white, and gold metallic, as well as a matte black and both grey and orange/brown suede. And other than the black/red and black/white, I'm not sure I like any of the colors together. It's a problem. Any comments from the peanut gallery?