Lindsey Wixson by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper's Bazaar US
Things you need for this DIY:
✝ unlined vintage leather gloves
✝ an X-acto knife
✝ hot glue gun
✝ two pieces of card board or heavy cardstock, one cut to fit inside the palm of the glove and one cut to fit inside a finger of the glove
nothing if you snag a pair from your grandma!
have kinda stubby hands so I've learned that when gloves are too big for me, the easiest thing to do is cut off the fingers. I recently got a large collection of gloves that once belonged to Rubin's grandmother. Most of them fit me perfectly but a few pairs were a bit to big. They looked like they had never been used so I guess they were too big for her too. I saw these cut out gloves in the Chanel spring 2011 rtw show and became immediately obsessed. I finally got around to making my own.
First I turned the gloves inside out and marked with a pencil where to cut the bottom off, leaving a quarter inch seam allowance. You can kinda see.
Then I chopped em and hot glued the edge over.
I cut off the fingers without measuring but I put them on before I glued the edges to make sure I had cut enough off. You wanna leave yourself about an 8th of an inch extra.
I glued the finger edges in four steps to make it easier; front, back, side, side.
I took the pieces of cardstock and stuck them in the glove. They served as drawing and cutting surfaces.
I used pencil to draw rectangles on the back of the glove. Then the tedious part, cutting the rectangles out with my knife. When I was done and turned them right side out and was good to go.