I have a bit of a fixation with hats. I love them; I love trying them on. I like the way I look in them. But I don't often actually wear them in real life. Last summer I found a very nice hat store while on a short holiday with Mavis in Niagara on the Lake, and of course I bought a pricey hat. We found ourselves back in this store again this year and promised myself I wouldn't buy another one, although I was very tempted!
|The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!|
Well she may know hats but I found the pattern to be poorly drafted. The brim didn't match up with the crown. I forced it to fit but I wasn't happy with it at all and I ripped it apart to start over. I redrafted the pattern to make it fit better, recut the fabric and sewed it back together. Success!
Once it was made I realized I could wear it with my graduation dress to an upcoming summer garden wedding.
Once I had a successful hat I thought of a variation where I could cut out part of the back of the brim so that I could lean back in my lounge chair without knocking the hat off my head. Hence, hat 2.0.
Have I mentioned that an empty coffee can makes a good hat stand?
Next up I think I'll try one with a smaller brim, more like a bucket hat or a cloche hat.
|Actually wearing a hat in real life :)|