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.





12 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
  5. Would you ever consider taking orders for gloves? No one else makes them with the correct 18th century thumb.

    VastaaPoista