Tuesday, August 16, 2011

oliver + s bucket hat (LTTS Sew-a-long #1)

Yesterday, my Little Things to Sew book from Oliver + S  arrived at my door, thanks to the delivery man
and guess what happened today…
The clouds parted, the stars aligned and the kids both took a nice long nap. Glory!
Good thing because, I was shoulder deep in the it-has-been-too-long-since-i-made-anything blues, so today was just what I needed.  Coldplay and the thunderstorms helped too.
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The fabric for side one is this muted, soft, fall-ish  print. It’s cute, but woodsy and whimsical, perfect for a little girl about to enjoy her first fall, isn’t fall the greatest?  The reverse is a lovely green, richer than the photos show.  To remedy a problem area  add a little something extra, I hot glued a small Velcro round and did the same to a simple brown felt bow.  This one is a size small and it fits her well, with room to grow.
The pattern called for a blind stich by hand to add the cap for the reverse side, but umm, I didn’t do that, I folded under the edge and pinned it like crazy, then I sewed from the front side, so that the threads would match, brown on front, white underneath.  It looks like an intentional top stitch and I think it was way easier… and faster.
 
I’m going to make one for my hat-loving boy next, so he won’t steal this one from his baby sis. 
I can’t wait to make the rest of the projects from this book and to see everyone else’s finished hats, see who’s sewing along here.

12 comments:

  1. ah, so it was a little mistake that led to your stroke of genius. Love it when that happens. I was thinking about just doing the topstitch and skipping the blindstitch, looks like it worked out fine. It's so cute on her! those arms!

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  2. That hat is awesome! Love it! And Harper is completely adorable in it. :)

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  3. STOP IT! That is soooo no sew cute! LOL! LOVE!

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  4. @the funny one in heels I like when you make yourself laugh, because I know you were cracking up over that. I can practically hear you.

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  5. I love the addition of the bow. Sometimes the best ideas come about when we're trying to rememdy a problem area!

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  6. I love your hat!!!! The fabric choices are perfect and the model is so sweet. Can't wait to see what's you make next. :)

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  7. @Cindy

    Thanks Cindy, I know it's my favorite part of the hat now!

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  8. Fantastic! I love the bow. That's definitely a "making lemonade out of lemons" situation. :)

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  9. I love the bow, also love the fabric :)

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  10. Hi Liv,

    Love that you were listening to Coldplay while sewing! I think your little side bow is a was a good idea. Cute touch. I'll have to remember that.

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  11. The print is gorgeous and I love the bow!!! Perfect for your little sweetie!

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