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|You can see my original tracing line inside the line of pins.|
First try-on. I moved the seam where the thumb meets the top of the hand to make it fit a little more snug after this.
When I was happy with the fit of the muslin (cut on the bias, of course), I traced the mock-up pieces onto newsprint to use as a permanent pattern. I want to make a linen pair and a satin pair after this one. However, I'm making the wool pair without seam allowances, as my scraps of wool were very small to start with. I'm planning to line them with black satin, so I decided to sew them together with a decorative stitch, also in black. So far I have one sewn together.
Once they are lined, the black will show when the point is turned back.
I might add more decorative stitching over the top of the wrist, like some of these historical examples:
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