Ever since the two of us went to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in theaters, I (Jessica) have been obsessed with fingerless biker gloves. Check it out, these are some of the costumes from the movie:
Aside from how embarrassing it is to admit that two grown women were super excited to see this movie, how cool do the actors look? It totally makes me nostalgic for the "Goth" look that was so trendy for "rebels" like me when I was in high school. Which is also embarrassing to admit. Okaaaaaay...on to the refashion!
And bonus, fingerless gloves would allow me to actually text all winter long with warm fingers. Yay! Check out how I did it after the break:
This is yet another of those refashions I love so much, that require nothing but some aggressive work with the scissors. My favorite kind! You don't necessarily need real leather gloves for this refashion either. The cheap fake ones would work just as well, so don't blow a ton of money on something you're just going to hack up.
I started with a pair of basic leather biker gloves (I found mine at a thrift store, are you surprised?):
They fit great, except the fingers were super baggy and too long. Perfect for the refashion I had in mind!
All I did was mark where I wanted the fingers to end, and chopped them off. There were even little seams already where I need to cut. Easy peasy!
Now they're exactly what I wanted, and the fingers fit a heck of a lot better:
The best thing is that leather doesn't fray, so these require no finishing at all!
I'm loving my new gloves, and now I can relive my high school rebellion while I drive my kids to school on cold winter mornings. If you make some of your own let me know, I'd love to see them!