EDIT: see reply down below for both costumes.
Gotta catch 'em all—with trademark green fingerless gloves!
So I'm actually not proud of the craftsmanship on these— But my boyfriend is going to be Ash Ketchum (read: the Pokemon boy) for Halloween and I offered to make these. Usually I knit (I probably would have tried these http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=13850.0
) but he wanted these sewn with materials he picked. I'm going to do some fixing probably, evening out the finger length and taking in the loose parts when I have his hand around to work with.
Anyway, here's what I learned:
1. Don't try to wing it without a pattern! Especially if your material is less than fully stretchy!
2. felt and velcro can cover a multitude of sins.
So the fit, as you can see, is meh. Good enough for a costume but less than ideal:
I made darts beause I didn't think to have a separate thumb piece, but at least the tops of the hands turned out ok:
I'm most happy I figured out a way to make the cuff piece with the felt he had. Since it was non-stretchy, I hand sewed it onto part of the glove, then let industrial strength velcro take care of the rest. I don't even necessarily need to attach the corresponding velcro piece, since it sticks to the felt just fine (remember: these are one-night-only gloves so I don't need to worry about it wrecking the felt over time):
So there you have it. Hat was ordered on ebay a month ago since that's the one thing I said I couldn't easily replicate...
Now on to working on my own costume!
EDIT: The final product...