So for my sweet sixteen my aunt made me this BEAUTIFUL Alice in wonderland dress. She also gave me the rest of the fabric and I was excited to make myself a pair of gloves. However the process was annoying and ridiculously difficult and the fabric wasnâ€™t stretchy enough so I had to sew the gloves onto myself. That being said I didn't take any pictures so you guys are going to get rather crappy paint pictures to show you how to make these things. Also I wanted you guys to see the beautiful work my aunt did so the other pictures up there are just to show off the dress. :)
Start with a square of fabric a little bit bigger than needed to wrap around your hand and wrist.
I used the same blue silky fabric from the dress and it took me a few tries to get something resembling a square :/ then I had the difficulty of drawing the lines onto the fabric. I would recommend using lined paper underneath because the marker WILL bleed through and the lines give you a guide for how far apart to draw the lines.
Now you have the lines drawn on wrap the fabric around your wrist and make a line with safety pins so you know where to cut. Leave a seam allowance when you cut big enough to hand sew.
Okay now you are going to add a bit of a hem to the entire shape. It shouldnâ€™t resemble a square anymore, more like a trapezoid. Just fold over enough to sew and pin it so it wonâ€™t move while you sew the rest. (And it will move, constantly and mercilessly)
Fold it around your hand and sew it **only at the top to start** make sure it is as far down as you want on your wrist and up high enough by your fingers. Then either tie a knot and start again below the thumb or stitch along one side of the fabric a bit to get below the thumb.
(Okay SUPPER crappy picture sorry!)
Now you have the top sewn you are going to lace up the side like in the picture. Unless you are wearing the gloves within a few hours of making them I would leave a rather long tail so you can get them on and off. Before wearing them, cut the string short.
If you would like to attempt buttons and button holes more power to you! I was tempted to use hooks and eyes but I didnâ€™t really have the time. So go on put on your gloves and have a party! (You are going to want to celebrate the ending of the difficult journey to make Alice in Wonderland gloves)