Vintage Sewing

Vintage Evening Gloves From the 1950s

June 21, 2010

I’ve been going through my mother-in-law’s things and have found some real treasures. Some of the things include clothing that she made, sewing machine & serger, knitting books and afghans that she knitted, a vintage hat, vintage sewing books and vintage evening gloves. Today I will share with you the gloves. I will share the other things with you in future posts. She was an elegant lady with impeccable manners who had a taste for the finer things in life. She started out as a country girl from Sweet home, Oregon. She was a majorette in high school. At the young age of 17 she joined the Navy as an airline stewardess. She won many awards. She traveled the world, going to France, Italy, the Portugal Islands where she met her husband, to name a few. They lived in England for a while. She was an accomplished woman. Her biggest accomplishment was rearing four boys.

I have three pairs of gloves to show you.
The first is a pair of white leather evening gloves From Real Kid, made in France, for Strawbridge & Clothier. I didn’t take a photo of the Real Kid label. It was on the inside of the other glove, and I didn’t realize it was there until after I had loaded these in my post. Sorry about that.
Next we have black leather evening gloves by Christian Dior.
And lastly a pair of black sueded nylon evening gloves with Dent’s Nyvelda on the label, made in England.
You can visit me at my blog, Sewing With Trudy.
Sidenote:
If you would like to see some photos from my oldest daughter’s two-week trip to Israel, visit my art blog.
If you would like to see a skirt that my 9 year old daughter Emily made, you can go to her blog, Super Stitches.
  1. Thank you for this post. I just found your blog and I'm so enjoying your writing!

    When I met my future mother-in-law for the first time, she bought out a pair of delicate black leather gloves that had been given from friend to friend to friend over a long period of years in the hopes that some day these small gloves would fit someone. When I slid on the kid leather like a second skin, my mother-in-law rattled off the long list of names that the gloves didn't fit. From then on I called them "the Cinderella gloves," and wore them for over 20 years. I even used them to the bitter end as handyman gloves until the holes worn in the leather were wider than the fingers.

  2. The french gloves were likely made in the town that I live in Millau,France.This town was famous for (especially) leather glove making for a very, very long time. Even today the couture houses get their gloves from here. Just thought I would add that useless tidbit 🙂

  3. The french gloves were likely made in the town that I live in Millau,France.This town was famous for (especially) leather glove making for a very, very long time. Even today the couture houses get their gloves from here. Just thought I would add that useless tidbit 🙂

  4. What an exquisite find! Gloves are such a wonderful accessory. It's a shame that they're not still popular (oddly unpopular, especially in this era of germ-phobia!).

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