As part of Sophistique Noir's Monthly Theme Post for November, I have decided to feature two of my three "sets" of gloves.
The first is a pair of elbow-length evening gloves purchased at a neighborhood variety store this past Friday for only $1.98. They were the final touch to the outfit that I wore to the Goblins and Gears Fantasy Ball and for passing out Halloween candy to local schoolchildren:
The nice thing about these gloves is that their simple but elegant appearance means I can pair them with so many other neo-Victorian fashion pieces- whether they be corsets or full-length dresses. They were also perfect for keeping my hands and arms warms on what was a rather windy fall afternoon in Pittsburgh- so much so that I did not take them off when I went back into the office to finish the rest of my workday. Typing in comfortable gloves is fun.
As an aside, my boss said that my neo-Victorian Halloween "costume" did not look like a costume at all. And the plethora of compliments I received from people, both on the street and accompanying the trick-or-treaters, was astounding and very flattering. Although go figure, many kids asked me what I was supposed to be and two young men asked me if I was supposed to be Mary Poppins.
The second "set" is actually a single glove:
This particular piece is my first attempt at neo-Victorian DIY clothing, made for my first Emilie Autumn concert in December 2009. It was just a piece of material that was on the back of the gold and cream colored corset that I wore to the concert.
I had originally cut the piece off of the corset because its only purpose was to cover up the skin on one's back that normally shows between even tightened corset strings. I actually like "revealing" that bit of skin, so the material was useless to me. But I kept it and instead used the entire piece to fashion a glove of sorts for myself. I already had gold roses to sew onto the glove, and then broke apart an old gold beaded bracelet from The Limited and sewed the beads onto the glove. Since I only had enough material for one glove I thought it was fitting to make it asymmetrical on my hand. A nice little clasp located on the right side of my wrist, and I had a glove/wristband of sorts to complete an odd Asylum outfit for the concert.
Have you ever tried to make a glove for yourself? How did it turn out?