Thursday, December 18, 2008

Novelties - Half Gloves


I love novelty accessories. I guess you can argue all accessories are novelty, but I'm talking about the ones that make you stop and say "Now that doesn't make ANY sense...but they are super hot though". That's the half glove for me... there are so many variations: no-finger, 4-finger, 5-finger, knuckles out, different leathers. And they are still unknown enough to conjure a wow factor. I blogged about them on TellMeKC...but truth be told...I didn't buy them....I made them!!!....(sorta) Now I could have bought them in Patricia Field's boutique but I didn't for 4 reasons.


  1. I'm cheap (they raised the price)

  2. Didn't like the new colors (black was sold out)

  3. No lining (they have to be somewhat functional for nyc weather)

  4. I like taking credit for having made them (who doesn't, lol)

So I mosied over to Filene's Basement and picked-up some Italian leather lined gloves for $20 and promptly took them to home to meet my sewing machine. For starters I put them on and used white chalk to mark curve on my hand to ensure it cuts properly when I bend my hand without it feeling awkward. Then I chalked a 1/2 inch seam allowance and cut. I used the scrap as a guide to cut the other glove symmetrically.



After cutting it was smooth sailing. I used paper clips to keep back the seam allowance as I sewed since pins leave marks in leather and ran it through the machine. I hand sewed the exposed edges to the lining inside.

Viola! Done before the episode of Heroes was over!!! When you take it out of the context of movies, celebutants, etc you're left with a funky new item to jazz up your winter wardrobe that just about anyone can get away with. I LOVE IT!!

7 comments :

Erica B. said...

Very cute!

Sewuptight said...

Brilliant.

Cas... said...

You did a wonderful job dear! That's the way to make it your own!

Keep up the good work!

Christina said...

Very clever! I might need some of these for New Years Eve...

Cennetta said...

I like it!

DeltaPurl said...

very cute

Tany said...

Great idea!!!