Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Pair of Gloves is Finished
Here's my finished pair of gloves. Unfortunately, I can't take a photo of them both together unless I'm not wearing them. Here's the front and back of the second one below.
You can compare this glove to the First Glove here.
I made a few changes in the way I did the second one, and I like the finger shape much better. After basting and stitching the thumb and the side seam, I basted the entire rest of the glove and then went back and backstitched each basted seam. This gave me a lot more control over how the finished glove would look. When I inserted the fourchettes, I took a deeper seam allowance than the 1/8" stated because I thought the fingers were a little large and not as graceful as they could have been. I also tapered the fourchettes to a point near the top on each side and then stitched the front and back of the finger together between them. I think one will have to be a little more cautious about the size of the fingers in a woven fabric, but I still think these would be too big around otherwise.
It's also really important to very carefully shape the edges where there's a fold. You're basically making a dart with hand stitching, so you need to taper very gently.
Here's a look at the inside of a finished glove. You can see the stitching, and the iron-on marks. I imagine they'll fade, but they don't show through to the front anyway, so I don't think it's a big problem.