To finish a good look and give your outfit a little extra, you need accessories!
The one accessory I cant live without are gauntlets in different colours and styles.
What you need:
- Pattern (Download PDF)
- Rubber cement, cleaner and piece of cloth
- Two small pieces latex (each about 15cm x 25cm), gauge 0.30mm – 0.40mm
- Two latex strips to reinforce the application
- Two long strips latex in a different colour
How to do it:
1. Prepare the latex
Print the pattern and adjust it to your size if needed. Then draw it up on the latex with a pen and cut it out with your rotary cutter. Afterwards clean off the pen marks on the latex, you can use your cleaner for that.
2.Prepare your gauntlet applications
The easiest way to glue in your applications is of course before you close the seams, so you will have to do those as one of the first steps. I have chosen to make some gauntlets which will compliment my new dress, therefore they will be in metallic black with a white trim on the hem lining pleats. You can of course chose any application you like, different colours, different pleats, small cut outs, bows and so on. Anything you like goes!
But watch it! If you make pleats, then make sure that the folding of the pleats goes in the right direction. What I want to say with that is, that the two pleated trims you make should be folded in the opposite way of the other one, so that they later on will show in the same direction when they are glued in. Either they both show towards the body or they both show away.
3. Glue your latex applications to the gauntlets
After the glue is ready, attach the pleated trim to your gauntlet. Cut of all excess material.
4. Reinforce your application on the backside
Clean the extra latex strip apply rubber cement to it and make sure that the hemline of the gauntlet is cleaned and has a layer of glue to it as well. After the solvents of the glue had time to evaporate, glue the reinforcement strip to it. Cut of all excess latex.
5. Almost done!
Now you are almost done. There are only two seams to close left and your gauntlet should look like that now.
6. Close the two seams of your latex gauntlet!
Then take the smaller upper one. The hole in the middle stays of course free, its for your thumb.
And that’s about it, you are done!
Wash your gauntlets, shine them, be proud and wear them with style.
I would love to see your gauntlets, so feel free to send me some pictures of them.