maanantai 25. kesäkuuta 2012

18th century riding habit gloves

I'm going to need a pair of white elbow length leather gloves for a project I'm currently working on. As I don't like making mock-ups that get just thrown away, I thought a pair of wrist length gloves would make a great mock-up to try out the pattern and would also go well with a riding habit that I have just finished. My riding habit is a version of the famous Reynolds portrait of Lady Worsley so I chose kid leather in a close color to hers. I used a modern pattern as a base, but took the thumb shape from my 18th century mitts. I used whip stitching to construct the gloves and stitched them wrong sides together. The size seems ok and I need to make only small changes for the finer pair. But I need to find a thinned leather to make them more delicate.





11 kommenttia:

  1. Aivan ihania ompelet! Joskin luin tuon otsikon että hiding rabbit :) ja tuli Liisa Ihmemaassa mieleen- joskin se sopisi aivn hyvin näihin hansikkaisiin!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Kiitos! Ja joskus väärin luettuna todellisuus muuttuu huomattavasti hauskemmaksi. :)

      Poista
  2. Lovely stitching, as always. Is the 18th century thumb very different from the modern pattern?

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you! Modern thumb is a little different. More asymmetrical. I've found one example online: http://www.renaissancetailor.com/images/glovepatterns_side_by_side.gif
      In the modern pattern I purchased, the thumb piece was asymmetrical too.

      I think this whole article seems good:
      http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_gloves.htm

      Poista
    2. Thank you. I will look. I would love to make some gloves soon.

      Poista
  3. Very pretty. And I can't wait to see your version of the oh-so-famous riding habit!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you!
      And I hope to get it posted next weekend. :)

      Poista
  4. http://www.pittardsleather.co.uk/
    Very fine gloving leather in any color you could want. Call them for options. They were helpful and shipped quickly.

    VastaaPoista