PUZZLE Toque and JIGSAW Mittens Double Layered Fleece Set

puzzle-toque-and-jigsaw-mittensI’ve been making double fleece toque and mittens winter sets to revamp some of my winter wardrobe. I have a horrible collection of mismatched toques, gloves and mittens that don’t often even fit well, so I was in desperate need of some of these garments. I’ve decided I would make 5 sets with different feel and impressions for various times and events, as well as variety and fun. This is the first set I’m showing.

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G-strings for Christmas

No, I didn’t get any G-strings for Christmas. Neither did my guitar. I’m talking about having made some for my lingerie sewing model while trying out working with new techniques and materials for making them. Since there’s not much to them, I figured I could fit them all into one post instead of one post per garment as I usually do. 🙂

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Silver LIZARD Skin Fleece and Spandex Gloves

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Recently, I taught myself how to create a simple glove pattern that could turned into a double layered glove easily. I’ll blog more on that when I have the process documented better. The double layer glove means you can do a few things with it:

  • Use the two layers together for warmth, excess warmth if you use two warming layers like both of fleece.
  • Use the outer layer for design for whatever you have that you can use on the outside, like crazy spandex or stretch material (non-stretch possible but not recommended for excess stress on seams).

Here, I used some silver snake / lizard / crocodile / alligator skin spandex I had purchased in Manhattan some years ago and the result is pretty cool, in my opinion. Under a coat sleeve, it looks like I have silver lizard skin! Combined with the GATORSNAKE running tights made a few years ago from the same spandex, and a tuque to come, I might well be a vampire hunting, silver skinned lizard of a runner this winter!

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