So I took a little hiatus from doing too much sewing due to a horrible tooth ache. So I haven't much to show but here's what I have so far.
The flats I got from Payless. I paid more than I wanted to but they fit well enough. And just between you and me, I was anxious to start the project.
Here we are sewn together and pinned on the flats for a sneak peek.
After marking off the holes for my grommets I closed my eyes and punched holes.
And luckily it turned out ok. A little crooked in some spots but hey. Who cares?! I also sewed on the black grosgrain ribbon and covered the metal grommets with buttonhole thread. Next to figure out where to sew in the "tongue" to fill the gap behind the lacing. And finally to attach them to the flats.