Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pair of Gloves is Finished

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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.

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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.

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Isabelle said...

Gorgeous gloves, Liana!

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Even little adjustments make a difference to the fit, It looks great.
I was in Rome and Paris and there are still glove shops, that sell only gloves. All lengths, mostly leather but every colour and even polka dots.

Miriam said...

I appreciate reading about your glove making project because I've been wanting to make some myself. I've learned a lot from what you've written and renewed my motivation by seeing how well yours have turned out.
Thanks for showing so many details!

Mary Beth said...

Love them! Great fabric choice.

Summerset said...

Thank you so much for this second post! They've turned out beautifully.

Vicki said...

How nice! The fabric makes them special. I am sure they would have been a lot of work to make.

Claire said...

Wow! Elegant, graceful and beautiful. Excellent job..as usual!

Rhoto said...

Hello Liana!!
I just TAGGED you on RHOTO'S RAG... It's all about getting to know each other a bit better.
Hope you enjoy participating!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Nancy W. said...

They are really lovely. I am a big glove fan, so maybe I will have to try my hand at this this fall.