The Glove is OFF!

Or on as the case may be. The Tea at Two pattern from Wearing History needed gloves and a hat to make it complete. I'm still working on the hat aspect, but for now, I've got gloves. Or at least a left glove.

The pattern called for stretch fabric which I totally didn't realize until I'd already cut out this faux suede cloth I picked up on clearance. After realizing my mistake, I attempted to make the gloves out of knit. And then dye them to match. We won't talk about that!

The third and final attempt was a success after cutting the fabric on the bias to get a little bit of stretch so the gloves fit like, well, a glove and not a mitten. The knit version was... roomy. Interestingly enough, the pattern size says S-M-L, but there's no difference in the width/length of the fingers! Only in the cuff width. Which is weird to say the very least.

Here's the story, of some pretty glovies...
I made Alice (the one in the center) and used the decorative stitching on my Bernina to create the hem. The gloves themselves do have sort of a vintage feel. Especially Jan and Alice.
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5 comments:

Isis said...

How neat! I have never dared to atempt gloves, even if I have been thinking about it. Perhaps I should try. :)

The Empress Nina said...

Honestly, it's NOT that hard once you get the hang of it. It took me three attempts to get it perfect, but by the end of it, I really feel confident that I can roll out gloves easily. I have to make an adjustment for my right hand because my last two fingers are very much shorter than the left handed ones but even with that, it came out well. One day I might even try leather ones if I can find some super thin leather to work with.

Isis said...

I feel encouraged!

I have just worked with chamois leather for binding an 18th century corset and it was very easy to work with- I was surprised. No problem at all to sew on my machine, I just used the sturdiest needle. Not too hard to hand sew in either. Of course, it does have a distinct yellow colour, but I supoose it would be possible to dye it.

The Empress Nina said...

Chamois like the stuff you can dry a car with? OOOOOH.... I never thought about that.... Hmmmmmmmm I'm INSPIRED now! I coulda used *that* for my gloves...

Isis said...

Exactly! Only you have to look out so you don't get the syntetic stuff they mostly use for cars nowadays. :)