So I picked up the project I've been working on and tried to improve it execution wise. To give you a short summary: I deconstructed a Brogue and put it back together again, but I left pieces out to create a new image of that same shoe. The first image below was my first attempt by glueing the pieces back together. After that, I tried to mimic the deconstructed pieces by building the entire pattern up in a way that I could still stitch it back together while it looked like it had been cut out.

glued together

stitched together