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Linen & Lace Fingerless Gloves

 I am not a fan of cold weather and I definitely don't like snow. 
Luckily one of the perks to living in the south is we very seldom see any snow.
I also don't like to wear sweaters because I get too hot and they make me itchy.
I  own mostly short sleeve shirts so in the winter I get a little chilly sometimes.
To keep warm I  wear cardigans because I can take them on and off throughout the day as needed.Sometimes though I just don't want to mess with them all day long.
I thought fingerless gloves would be a good solution.
And I was right!

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Oh how I love these!
They are my new favorite project. They are so pretty and feminie.
I love everything about them......the colors, the crochet trim, and especially the flowers.
I made these last week and have already worn them three times.
Both times I received tons of compliments. Both women and men have commented on how pretty they are.
That's when I knew they were really great!

 It all started when this shirt got little holes in the bottom close to the hem. 
I knew right away what I was going to do with part of this shirt!

 I cut off the sleeves and went right to work on these.

 I laid the sleeve out so the bottom of the sleeve would be past my elbow and the shoulder part of the sleeve was at my fingers.  Then I drew lines between each finger and both sides of my thumb.

 Then I sewed around each black line in a skinny U shape. On the outside of the thumb I sewed down the line and then tapered out to the seam.

 Next I cut on the black lines between each finger. On the outside of the thumb I cut 1/8" away from the stitching.

 Here's what it will look like this far.  Repeat with the other sleeve.

Turn  them right side out and let the fun begin. Embellish them!

 I chose to sew on two layers of crochet trim to the top.
Then I made flowers with some thinner crochet trim.and added a "pearl" button to the middle of the flower.
I put them on and didn't take them off for the rest of the day :o)

 The above 4 photos are courtesy of Dakota (my 5 year old son).
Do you know how hard it is to photograph your own hands and arms???
Not easy! I tried, but it just wasn't working.
i think Dakota may have a future in photography :o)


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Shauna@shwinandshwin said...

How lovely and feminine! I love the neutral colors and lace. Seriously so pretty!

RefashionMama said...

This is awesome! I love it...will definitely be trying it myself. Feel free to visit my blog at refashionmama.wordpress.com

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Very vintage! Nice upcycle!

Catrin said...

Gorgeous! I'm in love with those gloves. Thanks for sharing.
Found you through http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com linkparty.
Greetings from Germany

Carolyn said...

These are amazing. My hands are always cold - so these would be perfect. I love the color and vintage lace. So pretty and feminine. Great job. If you have a moment, I would be thrilled if you shared this on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would love it.
carolyn - homework

Ruby Jean said...

Coming over from Positively Splendid... I love your gloves you did a Beautiful job... :)

HoneySage said...

They are beautiful! I love the finishing touch with the pearl. Thanks for sharing!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, i am in love with these! xoxo, tracie

Mindie Hilton said...

Love these, so pretty and clever. I would love for you to share at the Anything Goes Fri-Monday linky at Bacon Time.

Jill said...

What a gorgeous pair of gloves! Great upcycle - and the lace trims are just perfect!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Amy said...

These are darling, I love them and now I have to hunt up an old long sleeved shirt!! Thank you for sharing!

Megan/Brassy Apple said...

so chic!

thanks for linking up to Make it Monday! I'll be sharing these on the Brassy Apple FB page! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

They look cozy and so cute! I love all the embellishing you did! Thanks!

Jeanna said...

Very pretty! I've been wanting to make some for myself just didn't know how to go about making them. Great tutorial. Thanks


Heather Rae said...

These are absolutely stunning! If I saw then shopping I would buy them! I would love for you to link up with my party at: http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-10-link-up.html

Thanks! Happy Monday!

Funkytime said...

ohhhh, i am in love!!!

Lisa said...

Wow!! These are great!! I was just talking to my hubby about the fact that I need some finger-less arm warmers!! I love lace so I may make a pair of these!! Thank you sooo much for sharing!!

I also want to say thanks for linking this project up to Lisa's Linky List #2!!

Lisa's Craft Blog

Hani said...

Amazing idea! I love the white lace it looks so nice.. I have a t-shirt I can use for something cute like this.. :)
Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun party! dont forget to check friday features..
P.S: I am following you

Donna Baker said...

these came out gorgeous and Dakota takes good pics!

Chrissy said...

These are just beautiful!!

Elizabeth said...

These are fabulous!!! You did such a great job! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love! I'm featuring you on my FB page tomorrow! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

Corina said...

They look great! Thank you for showing how you did it!

Heather Green said...

I love love love them!! I'll be making some of these as soon as possible!!

Chris said...

Hi Nancy, these are absolutely delightful. What a gorgeous job you did. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Tammy said...

These turned out just lovely! I've really been wanting some fingerless gloves. I might have to try a pair for myself! And I can't believe a 5 year old took those pictures! Wow!! Tell him I'm jealous! I wish I had help like that with pictures for my blog posts!! Have a great week :)

Adrianne Surian said...

So gorgeous! I am a writer and I'm part of a few different writers' groups - and fingerless gloves for Michigan winters are a great giftable. Love that you just used sleeves!!

Following you now ~ I'd love to see you drop by Happy Hour Projects and link up at my Friday party sometime!


Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Adorable! My daughter would never take those off!

Amy said...

I LOVE these gloves! I am going to rummage through my closet to see what shirts I can cut up! I found you at Ucreate! What an amazing ruffle-y skirt you made! I just became a fan of yours:) I have made a few skirts for my three daughters but I am just a beginner. I might have to work up to those beautiful ruffles and trim.

Linda Wescott said...

Great tutorial, lovely finished project and well done Dakota. Hugs lin