Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Red: Sun Bonnet
The obvious solution was a bonnet.
It is quite easy to make and takes just a little time and a little fabric.
1/3 yard of fabric (you can mix and match with other patterns or solids or just use the same fabric throughout) this should be enough fabric for a bonnet up to about 9-12 months...I'm estimating.
1/8 yard of very thick, stiff interfacing
1/4 yard of 1/2 inch elastic
STEP ONE: Make a pattern.
Ta da...you have a pattern.
2 each for each type of fabric in the main hat piece
2 strips for ties (about 1 1/2 inches by 18 inches which you'll shorten later)
1 each for each type of fabric and the interfacing for the brim
Then trim off the excess. I use pinking shears but this isn't necessary.
Mark the center of the brim with a pin. Match the pin up with the seam of the main hat/bonnet pieces.
As you can see, there was more shifting, so I did some creative folding. I'll make another and get it even yet! :)
Pull the elastic until you get the amount of gathering you desire. Then sew two lines about an inch in from the other side. Snip off the excess elastic.
Create the ties. You can sew a tube, turn it right side out, press and sew again. I chose to iron in the raw edges and sew.
Insert the ties into the one inch little nooks at the ends of the casing.
Find the length you want your ties to be, knot the ends and trim off the excess.
And your sun bonnet is complete!
Whenever I look at how poorly the dots are lined up I think of that Project Runway episode when Michael Kors remarks to one of the designers that the woman he was sewing for should be able to afford to have her dots lined up. :) haha
And swing by Kojodesigns today for more delicious red.