Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Vintage gloves and a free pattern

In the past few weeks I have read a couple of great posts on vintage gloves. Jessica at Chronically Vintage is a frequent glove wearer, matching them with her fantastic outfits and looking super stylish. She wrote this fab post on the etiquette of glove wearing which is really useful if you want to find out more about the types of gloves that go with different outfits. Then over at Retro Rover Kate wrote a lovely post about the changes in gloves from the 1920's onwards, illustrated with some pictures of her own glove collection and marvellous outfits. 

I really enjoy looking at the different ways in which people accessorise their outfits and I always think that gloves make an outfit look incredibly elegant. I don't wear them myself as I have never found any that fit my man hands! 

Gloves can be made from many materials: leather, suede, fur, felt, tweed, wool and cotton. They can be stitched from fabric or knitted or crocheted. Unsurprisingly, in my small (ahem!) pattern collection I do have some for vintage gloves and I was motivated to seek them out after looking at the gloves of Jessica and Kate. I thought you might like to see them.


This 1940's pair are so fine and fancy! I like the frilly cuffs. I think they might count as occasion wear. Also, look at that hat and dress! I love this outfit!


This 1940's pair are similar but a little more sturdy, perhaps more for every day wear. I like the longer length cuffs. I wish we could see a little more of what looks like a potentially marvellous hairstyle!



I think this monochrome pair are pretty amazing, it looks so effective. Whilst this colour combination is probably the most practical in that it would go with anything, you could make them in many colour combinations to match specific outfits. Nice cuffs again!



I love the delicate lace pattern of crosses on this pretty 1950's pair. They really are elegant. Nice hat too! If you are doing an outfit post with gloves you need to make sure that you copy this pose!


Back to the 1940's with these lovely lace gloves, another gorgeous stitch pattern and great hair.


These gloves are knitted. I like the relatively plain fingers with the lace pattern backs. Looking at these patterns provides lots of outfit inspiration and styling ideas. Some great poses and props too, find yourself an old telephone quickly!
  
Are you inspired to add a pair of vintage gloves to your outfit? I am sharing a pattern here so that you can make yourself a pair if you don't have any. I am sharing the patterns illustrated in the last two images so that you can choose between knitting and crochet. If you make any I would love to see them.





24 comments:

  1. I only really wear gloves in winter, but that pair with the cross pattern on are pretty enough to tempt anybody.

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    1. Aren't they just!? I only wear gloves in winter too.

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  2. What a fantastic collection! I think soon you will have a go at some crocheted ones. I hope you are enjoying learning ;-)

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful patterns!

    Beta xx

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    1. I am enjoying learning but I think that gloves are a way off yet!

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  3. Those gloves would make any outfit/hands look elegant. The only gloves I've been wearing recently are heavy duty gardening ones!

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    1. One of my '50's knitting patterns has the model wearing little white gloves for gardening! I assume they were only for cutting flowers!

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  4. I think little lace gloves are so pretty and and delicate. They just finish a vintage outfit off perfectly. I have a pair for summer that my mum made.

    Www.pearlsandpurlsvintage.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree. Your mum must be very talented!

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  5. All of these are oh so pretty, it makes me wish that I could knit. I tried and I am nothing but thumbs and my scarf ended up as a ball of knots on the floor lol! I will just have to get someone else to knit them for me :)

    Wonderful photos.

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    1. Oh no! Your poor knitting! I might give knitting a pair a go, they look like they may require more patience than
      I have though!

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  6. I love the look of vintage crochet gloves they are so delicate Thank you for sharing!! Ill link your post up to The Vintage Pattern files today!!

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    1. They are beautiful. Yes, please feel free to link up the pattern.

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  7. These patterns are so immensely lovely and elegant, while also reminding me to give my vintage crochet gloves a spin this spring and summer. I don't have scores (I have more sheer ones probably than I do crocheted pairs, of course more solid fabrics than either of those), but I do very much love the ones that I have and now is by far the best time of year to sport them.

    Thank you so much for making me and my posts about vintage gloves a part of this wonderfully lovely entry, dear Kate. You're awesome!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica! You are awesome too! Looking forward to seeing more outfit posts featuring your gloves.

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  8. Lovely gloves! I will leave the making of gloves to the talented knitters and crocheters of the world, but that first hat, on the other hand....!

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  9. thank you for sharing... so delicate and much needed by me after being diagnosed solar urticaria.
    Hugs

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    1. No problem Julissa, I hope that they help.

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  10. Oh! What darling glove patterns ~ thank you so much for sharing. I love the lacy patterns. :)



    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Aren't they pretty Bonita?! I'm glad that you like them.

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  11. you may want to note that the crochet pattern uses british sizes and notation

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    1. Yes, they are UK patterns, most of mine are as I am a UK blogger.

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