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The Making of the Natalie Flat


Last week, Sarah Flint celebrated the 6th birthday of her iconic shoe – the Natalie flat.  I’ve been an avid collector of this style ever since Meghan Markle first stepped out in the saddle leather version in 2017. Years later, this feminine flat comes in a kaleidoscope of materials from beautiful leathers to a date night worthy floral jacquard. Comfortable and feminine, this shoe is the perfect dressy-meets-casual style that belongs in every woman’s closet. (Also seen here, here, here and here!) 

Last fall I had the privilege of joining the Sarah Flint team in Italy for a tour of the family-owned factory where these beautiful shoes are crafted by hand. Read on for a little behind the scenes look at how these beautiful shoes are made! 

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Mateo Baroque Pearl Earring
Brock Collection Jacquard Pants
Sarah Flint Natalie Flat

Brock Collection Cardigan (on sale here, all sizes here)  // Brock Collection Pants // Sarah Flint Natalie Flats c/o (get $50 off your first order with code “Stacie50” // Vintage Celine Earrings (similar here!) // Lee Jofa Pillows // Dash and Albert Rug c/o


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Step One: Marie, one of Sarah Flint’s modelistas, covers the last (mechanical form of the foot) in masking tape so she can use it as a canvas to create the pattern. 

 


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Step Two: Using the last as a guide, Marie draws the Natalie on the masking tape. 

 


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Step Three: Marie then cuts the masking tape off the last so she can place it on card stock to create the master pattern.

 


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Step Four: From the master pattern, all the other pieces of the Natalie can be developed and used to create the shoe.

 


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Step Five: Marie is then able to use the pattern to cut pieces of the bow out of Sarah’s signature saddle leather.

 


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Step Six: The pieces are handed off to Anna, who is head of the stitching department, so she can construct the bow and place it on the upper. From there the upper is joined to the sole resulting in a beautiful, versatile shoe

 


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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Mateo Baroque Pearl Earring
Brock Collection Jacquard Pants
Sarah Flint Natalie Flat

Brock Collection Cardigan (on sale here, all sizes here)  // Brock Collection Pants // Sarah Flint Natalie Flats c/o (get $50 off your first order with code “Stacie50” // Vintage Celine Earrings (similar here!) // Lee Jofa Pillows // Dash and Albert Rug c/o


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