Sunday, June 12, 2011

T' Shirt to Tea Party Gloves

I don't know about you, but I think wearing gloves is a lost art in modern womanhood.  I know they're highly impractical, but in my mind's eye gloves are so romantic.

I've seen and played with my own t' redos and love how easy t'shirt material is to sew.

Playing Dress-up is almost a daily occurrence at our house.  Somewhere in between breakfast and bedtime prayers it is very common to see someone flounce by wearing a silk ball gown, a bright pink feather boa, or some {very loud} plastic high heels.  For a while, I've been fiddling around with the idea of making tea party gloves for my girlies to play in.  (Please note: I'm the farthest thing from a seamstress.  And I'm also the farthest thing from a perfectionist.  If it works for me...I'm happy.)  This is what I came up with.

I want to be clear that you pin the front and back of the shirt together.  So when you get done tracing you'll see the right hand's glove and the left hand's glove.  One princess wanted really long gloves that went past her elbow, and I made short ones for the little princess.

Note: I used the bottom hem of the t' shirt for the bottom of gloves...worked perfect.

Also, you want to make the fingers BIG.  Not only so they'll fit good, but my idea is....I don't want to have to spend 5 minutes putting them on all the time.  The more loose they are the faster they'll slip over the little sweaty fingers....am I right?


The secret pocket was Princess Moriah's idea.  Bless her little creative noggin'.  So mysterious and fun.
For the most part I let them design and decorate their own gloves.  I put my foot down when Princess Alexis wanted to paint fingernails on it...each a different color!   I did hot glue lace around the ends.  For the diamonds we used some hot glue and some tacky glue.  We wanted to see which would hold the best.
We had fun and I'm pretty happy with the turn out.  
So how about it?  Any tea parties in your future?

Please be a dear, if you use this idea please link back to my site.  Thank you, very much.

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16 comments:

Sistergirl said...

Very cute idea!

Michelle L. said...

I love it! This is a very different t-shirt upcycle, so much fun and so original. Dress up creativity is obviously alive and well at your place!

Beth said...

You are so creative! Very cute!

Kayte said...

love them!!! Great idea! And yes, I wish we all wore gloves still. Justwatched an old Audrey Hepburn movie and am totally longing for the days of class again. =)

Jessica Curtis said...

Oooo! I LOVE them!!! If I wasn't so lacking in motivation right now, I'd say I would make them...we'll see. ;)

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

This is a great idea! I am pinning it to my Pinterest board as soon as I am done telling you how cool you are for thinking of this! Thanks for sharing!

Laine said...

Very creative! If my daughter didn't already have a pair we would definitely be making these!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Those are fantastic!!! I love the 'jewels'. Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Tuesday!

Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

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Carol said...

Very very cute idea!!! I have one sugg. And that is ti clip into the seam around the fingers where they connect to the hand. You will be amazed how much flatter they lay and should fit even better.
You are so creative and such a good mommy!!

kattie_b said...

Very cute, I love gloves, if you find some streachy lace fabric it makes great gloves also.

Jennifer Juniper said...

T-shirts are the greatest spring boards for all sorts of projects! tHis is a great one and I love the secret pocket!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

How adorable!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

Mary said...

Hi aria, Thank you so much for joining Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. I featured your post this week in my Top Ten Fav Picks from Masterpiece Monday. Have a great weekend! Mary :O)

Rachel Sue said...

This is so adorable! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

slim fit suits said...

You've got a great idea. It just makes me upset that you didn't include any images. Just a suggestion you know- I'll be happy and contented if you'll include images:)

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