April 19, 2011
My Newspaper Boy
About two weeks ago now I finished this dapper hat for Calder. He had a khaki linen one last summer that I paid maybe $5 for on clearance. I found a pattern online, which went on sale just after I finished it. I decided I could make Calder a bigger one each year from now until he's way over wearing them. I'm guessing sooner or later he'll not be so agreeable to my fashion sense.
It was actually a bit of a sew. Not so much difficult, but time consuming. It's corduroy on the outside and lined with cream/green ticking. I'm loving this little man dressed up in items with a vintage feel.
I didn't have the right interfacing for the brim, instead I used what I had. In hindsight, I wish I hadn't. The brim is a little more flexible, wavy than I'd like it to be. Now I know for the next one.
I kind of feel like I've won with this one, Calder actually keeps it on his head. What more could a mama ask for.
And that's the last of the spring sewing I'm going to show off. I really feel every time I write a post like this I'm saying, 'look at me Mom, look what I did!' The other things are not so exciting, dyed and embellished onesies and tees (like the one Calder's got on here), skirts and the like. So that's all folks.