I’m sure you’re all sick of my talking about Melbourne… but Melbourne is cold. I’ve never lived somewhere that actually requires me to wear gloves so this is a bit exciting for me!
Of course I couldn’t just have normal gloves! When we were moving I was also very short on time so I had to think of a way to make my plain old $8 Kmart gloves cuter in a big hurry and only using things I already had.
So what I used was:
Have you seen these lace collars before? They used to sell them everywhere but I haven’t seen them in a while. I bought them thinking I would put them on a black blouse when I was into Lolita but this seems like a much better use now 😀
So what I did was very very easy… I put on the gloves to make sure where I was sewing was stretched out enough and carefully pinned the collar in place around the top of the wrist.
Because they were meant to be collars the lace flares out and the pattern is more on one side. I pointed this towards the edge where my pinky finger was so they have a cute flare to them.
I stitched it all in place then placed some lace over the top.
When sewing it on make sure to stretch the fabric that way it will stretch enough to fit over your hand.
Lastly I added a nice big fat bow on top because you can never have enough decoration!
And there you have it, I didn’t buy anything new, I used up some of my old stash aaand now I have cute gloves ^_^
I think you could really replace the lace collars with pretty much anything, even just a frill of other matching fabric. It didn’t take more than 20min to do so they are the perfect quick craft to do at night while watching tv.