Reducing the Size of a Pair of Pinched Roses

Mostly in my career of repair service, I’ve been asked to do the mundane;  heels and soles replaced, mending personal leather items, repairing plastic purse handles, really a variety of things.
But every once in awhile I’m asked to do something very special and significant for the person coming to me and asking if it’s even possible.  Sometimes I have to dig really deep to figure out just how I could accomplish the request. 
Stretching a pair of boots that are tight, or putting in a pair of insoles to take up some room, are fitting bench tricks that can be helpful.  But sometimes the need is greater than that.
Once again now I’ve been asked to reduce the size of a pair of boots that have special meaning to the customer.
Please click the link below to view a slide show which documents the process used on my latest pair, a pair of highly collectible boots by one of my favorite boot making associates, Lisa Sorrell.  Please read the set up in the opening to get the full picture.  
I hope you will enjoy it and will contact me if I can be of service to you.
Reducing the Size of a Pair of Pinched Roses