Monday, April 6, 2009

I made a hat ...




It's Vogue 8440 and I made it with leftover spring tweed ... because I could. I've never made a hat before. I bought this pattern last year for the June Capsule Contest and never used it. It keeps resurfacing as I shuffle things around my sewing room and Saturday evening I was staring at the pile of leftover fabric and decided it would be a good thing to add to my SWAP.


In the interest of not wasting anything, I lined it with leftover pink fabric from my McCalls top. It's also the first time I've used a self covered button. I'd bought a pack years ago and never used it, so I gave it a whirl and I quite like the results. I'll definitely use them again.


Because I couldn't get a decent shot of the hat on my head, here it is on Molly.











7 comments:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love your model! (And the hat.)

Faye Lewis said...

Thank you for your comment on my blouse fabric. I wish I could get some for you. It's not an exact match, but it is in the same color family so I think it will work just fine.

Lindsay T said...

Molly wears it well!

Faye Lewis said...

That was good advise you gave me on applying the piping to my lining/facing. Thank you for sharing it with me. I've just got to find some purple piping - checked two stores and they were out.

Caity said...

GREAT hat - and such a cute model, too!

Cennetta said...

Nice hat. Work it, Miss. Molly.

Angelia said...

Hey! Thanks for your comment on my outfit!!!
I love the hat!!!!!! its tooo cute!