And we’re BACK for part 2 of the Heather Bailey fabrics creative challenge. If you need to catch up on how it all came about, see here!
The project 2 words I drew are “child,” “unexpected,” and “fashion.” I’m so excited to draw child and fashion–that’s SO ME! …But the “unexpected” bit, hmm… What could I craft for my daughter that would be unexpected?? I ruled out ruffle shorts, ruffle pants, knot top, tiered dress, etc., immediately… because those are not really unexpected from me at all!
So as I sorted through the stack of fabrics and scribbled brainstorm ideas on paper, I decided on a simple yet unexpected piece of clothing to make: a beret! [Maybe it’s all those glorious photos of Paris in my Instagram feed??]
And as I laid out different combinations of fabrics for it, I decided to use these two unfinished quilt squares (or semi-triangles, as it were). Fun!
I just added two squares of the solid white background fabric and joined them together.
Then I used an oversized plate as a guide to cut out a circle.
Then I sewed on a folded-in-half long strip of the same background fabric all the way around the circle, right sides together.
The fold formed a channel for the elastic. I threaded a 1/8″ piece of elastic through. The elastic is just big enough to go around Sis’s head without stretching.
Then I hand-stitched closed the channel opening.
For a fun added detail, I made a simple pom-pom with embroidery floss. These are SO easy to make! I put a long piece of floss through the center of the fork, then wrapped each of the three colors around the outside of the tines. Finally, I tied the long piece around all the wrapped section, and tied it tightly as I pulled it off the fork. And voila, pom-pom! I used the long piece’s tails to sew it to the hat.
This is such a cute, fun article of clothing!
Perfect for painting in Paris, mais oui!
Or hitting the links, FORE!
And with the fall weather cooling down, it’s a perfect light layer to keep my little lady cozy and warm!
Of course, I have a treat for you too! Building on Monday’s post giveaway of a Heather Bailey embroidery pattern and camera strap cover, I am adding another Heather Bailey embroidery pattern, so now the giveaway is valued at $45, with more to be added on Friday. You can keep the loot for yourself, or think ahead to Christmas gifts!
Go enter (here), wheeeee!