Introducing the Kitten Garter Belt!

The Kitten Garter Belt by Palm Patterns shown styled in leopard-print with black straps, next to a red lipstick and a gold rose

Stocking peelers, rejoice! The freshest pattern in the Palm collection is the Kitten Garter Belt, and it’s purrrrrrrrrfect to keep your stockings up (until you’re ready to roll them down).

The Kitten is a light- to medium-duty, four-strap garter belt. Its simple style lines make it an ideal base for adding your own custom embellishments to dress up or down.

Black and white close-up of the Kitten Garter Belt by Palm Patterns worn on a model

View A is finished with picot lingerie elastic and features detachable garter straps; View B features permanent garter straps and and a contrasting fold-over elastic binding.

Overhead view of the supplies needed to sew the Kitten Garter Belt pattern by Palm Patterns; silver garter hardware, grey fabric, grey thread, silver and black elastics, scattered crystals, sewing scissors

This pattern is rated Tart. It’s a comfortable project for intermediate sewists interested in refining lingerie techniques such as sewing with stretch and applying elastics and hardware, but may also be a fun challenge for adventurous beginners.

Back view of the Kitten Garter Belt worn by a model also wearing black sequinned briefs

I recommend stretch knits with good recovery, such as swimwear spandex, stretch velvet, spandex meshes, etc. The pattern is drafted with approximately 15% negative ease, so a 25-40% stretch (2.5-4 inches over 10) should be your sweet spot for achieving the intended fit and support. If your fabric stretches more or less, you may want to size up or down accordingly. If you need extra firm support for more demanding uses, adding powermesh as a lining or substituting it for your main fabric is a great way to boost your stocking-hoisting power.

The Kitten Garter Belt pattern by Palm Patterns laid out for cutting on lavender stretch velvet

Head on over to the Etsy shop for more specs and to pick up your copy of the pattern! Don’t forget to tag @palmpatterns and #kittengarter when you show off your gorgeous creations!


Introducing the Classic Palm Gauntlet

The Classic Palm gauntlet shown styled in black and silver, with a red rose, a black mask, and a pocket watch

OK, full disclosure: this pattern has actually been available for a few weeks, and somehow I missed writing it a proper announcement. Better late than never! (Especially because I just finished putting together a really fun embellishment tutorial!)

The Classic Palm Gauntlet is a slim, elbow-length fingerless glove style designed for stretchy knits and bound with fold-over elastic for a tidy finish. It’s a simple style that makes a great introduction to sewing with knits and elastics, while offering lots of options for embellishment and customization. It’s a versatile accessory for cosplay, burlesque, drag, circus, Hallowe’en, or adding a special touch to formal and everyday outfits.

The Classic Palm Gauntlet shown styled in beige mesh with white floral accents

I’ve designed the sewing pattern in three gender-neutral adult sizes (small, medium, large). It includes a detailed 7-page e-booklet with illustrated step-by-step instructions for fitting, laying out, cutting, and sewing your gauntlets.

The Classic Palm Gauntlet pattern laid out for cutting

Rookies rejoice! Unlike the more advanced Classic Palm Glove, this pattern is recommended for confident beginners. In other words, newer sewists who already have some confidence using a sewing machine will find this a good pattern to explore and expand their repertoire. Experience sewing with stretch knits and/or applying elastics is helpful but not required, as this project is a great way to learn and practice both skills!

The Classic Palm Gauntlet styled in a brightly coloured tropical print

You can purchase the pattern from my shop, or buy it as part of a bundle along with the Classic Palm Glove. I can’t wait to see what you make with it, so don’t forget to tag me when you share your projects on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest!

The Classic Palm Glove

It’s heeeeeeeere at last! My long-awaited debut pattern, The Classic Palm Glove, is now available for instant download. Head on over to the shop to pick up your copy.
Printed pattern pages with a flower and scissors

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The Classic Palm Glove is an elegant, fitted glove pattern, designed for stretchy knit fabrics. Hemmed just beyond the elbow and featuring gussets between the fingers for a smooth and comfortable fit around the hand, this style is a versatile choice for burlesque, drag, dance, formalwear, cosplay, and more.

black lace gloves

Style your Palms in sheer white mesh for a delicate addition to your wedding day, or stitch up a pair in black lace to shield your pale Goth forearms from the summer sun. Cosplay your favourite Incredible, or jazz up your next 20s-themed cocktail hour.

Or, of course, add a zillion rhinestones and captivate an audience with a long, slow, glittery classic burlesque glove peel.

The download features the sewing pattern in three gender-neutral adult sizes (small, medium, large) and a 10-page e-booklet with illustrated step-by-step instructions for fitting, laying out, cutting, and sewing your gloves. Keep an eye on this blog for upcoming tutorials and tips for pattern hacks to get even more possibilities out of this pattern.

Pick it up today and don’t forget to share your version with me on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #ClassicPalmGlove!