For the past two days I have been working on a variation of gloves for the Cissy and Kitty Collier dolls. Cissy isn't like most dolls. Her fingers are separated. Kitty Collier has most of her fingers separated as well. In the past I have been asked to create a pattern that would fit each finger of Cissy. And while working on the Kitty doll I really thought this would be a benefit. I have always hated the mitten look for evening gloves in particular. So have always wanted to work out making these dolls more realistic "real gloves". So went to work the other day. However, after several failed attempts I decided it was best to get on with the sew-along and tackle that another day. Sometime in the future I plan on have a tutorial page and when I get that up and going the "real gloves" will be one of the first things listed there. I hope. LOL
So onto the task at hand. Let's start with the gloves first. We are going to need two copies of the glove pattern and two squares of a lycra knit that is plenty big enough. You can trace your pattern onto tracing paper or just print out two pages of the sheet that has the gloves on it. I chose the easier method. Besides, I was having a hard time locating the tracing paper.
When going around the thumb only take one stitch and pivot until you are all the way around the curve. Where the thumb attaches to the hand you are going to take a back stitch at the corner, then pivot, take another stitch and then a single back stitch again. This just reinforces that stress point.
I have also found that sometimes the glove pattern needs a little adjustment, depending on what fabric you use. The phrase "fits like a glove" should be relevant here. But for some knits that don't have as much stretch you may need to widen just a bit at the wrist in particular. For really stretchy, stretchy knits you can tighten it more by taking in the seam a bit. Good thing is, it doesn't take much fabric so if you see you want to change something it doesn't hurt so much.
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along: Schedule and Other Details
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along: Gathering Fabric and Supplies
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #1: Making a Muslin and Fitting for Other Dolls
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #2: Cutting and Marking Our Fabric
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #3: Sewing the Bodice
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #4: Sewing the Skirt
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #5: Attaching the Skirt and Snaps
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #6: Working with Fur and Collar Variations
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #7: Working with Fur part 2
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #8: Sewing the Cape Together
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #9: Sewing the Petticoat and Ideas
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #10: Making Gloves and Belt
- A Grand Evening Sew-Along #11: Creating the Evening Bag and Creativity
- A Grand Evening: All Finished and a Contest!
- A Grand Evening: Your Grand Evenings!