Monday, January 13, 2014

DIY Sewing: Fingerless Gloves & Shoulder Cape + Pattern Review



Hi Darlings,

Well as it happens every so often I have lost my mojo. When the "business" of blogging becomes overwhelming and I am in a whirlwind of meetings, calls, planning etc. I often will lose my creative mojo. When this happens I just know that I can't force it, I just need to ride it out until I get a burst of inspiration.

Thankfully I have a few DIY items that I have yet to show you so don't worry, you will still get your fix. Today is a very causal day for me and since I am always cold I pulled out these extra long fingerless gloves I made a few weeks back. These are the best thing ever! since California weather is so unpredictable from moment to moment this makes it super easy to remove layers when it starts to warm up later today.


DIY Fingerless Gloves & Shoulder Cape Sewing Pattern HERE / Fabric options HERE / Gap Jeans 
/ Gap T-shirt /Jessica Simpson Platforms 

Pattern Description: Fingerless Gloves and Shoulder Cape B7287

Pattern Sizing: I cut the smallest size

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? SO easy!!!! you don't even need instructions for this. If you can sew a straight line you can make these....seriously.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I can NEVER find long enough gloves and since I love wearing t-shirts but don't like my arms being cold this is perfect!

Fabric Used: Black Knit (you can use any stretch fabric for this)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Yes, I will be making these a lot

Would you recommend it to others? Yes







27 comments:

  1. Very cute! I have been meaning to make some fingerless gloves. I am cold so often, but here we have more of an excuse in MN. ;) I tried on some that were faux leather and knit, but figured I could make them for the price. Now I just have to do it!

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    1. I'm going to keep praying that you do and watching for when and if you do because I know it will sell out quickly. Can't wait to receive my wine peplum shirt : )

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  2. So wish that you were selling this item Mimi as I cannot make this myself.lol. It looks so chic.

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    1. Oops I replied under the wrong comment - LOL! I'm going to keep praying that you do and watching for when and if you do because I know it will sell out quickly. Can't wait to receive my wine peplum shirt :

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  3. OMGoodness....This is so cute! I have to admit, it's one of those items I'm elated that you shared for all to see but want all to yourself because you don't want to see too many people with it!!! #alittleselfish #justbeinghonest #butohsograteful

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  4. Whats the name of those jeans luv u!!!!

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  5. Sorry the style # or style name if u have it

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    1. I don't know sweets, I have a billion jeans. They are the sexy boyfriend from the gap but that is all the info I have.

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  6. wow luv it good idea look very sassy but chic.

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  7. So Chic and So Cute. Don't think I've ever seen a shoulder cape before, but I like it and I like that it can be worn as a cowl as well... very versatile.

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  8. We all lose our blog mojo once in a while. Just a little break, that's all. You look so cool in this outfit. Thanks for the useful tips too.
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  9. too cute....I need about two or three neutral colors because I get tired of the bigger outerwear we sometimes have to wear....you look so cute! :)

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  10. I want to make these for a friend, i think she make like it as a bday gift... im going to look for a print fabric today. Thanks mimi for the idea and the inspiration, (yes, honey, loosing the mojo is common and i hope you get it back soon, because YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION, traveling helps too getting it back... or viewing old pictures from 1930's works for me. ) remember to keep it FUN. we appreciate all you do as we know your time is valued. So again, thanks for sharing this with us. We ♥you MIMIG. .... there is a light at the end of the rainbow. Ride the rainbow out.

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  11. Loving this of course, and of course I have to make it. Thanks for the inspiration as usual.

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  12. I love it! I've tried making fingerless gloves before and failed. I will definitely try again. They do make a great layering item for our weather.

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  13. Love it, love it! I will definitely be making these.

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  14. This is hella cute! Though I'm waaaaaay to busty for it. I will rock the fingerless gloves though.

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  15. I love the combo! Tried to open link for the pattern several times.....won't open.

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  16. Where did you get those heels?? SOOOO love them <3

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  17. I mean, do you have a link or a specific store where you bought it? cause i cant seem to find them with just the brand name! I'd be very glad if you told me <3

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  18. Did you make this? If so, is there a pattern to view or purchase?

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.