the last three days of kcwc moved more slowly, sewing-wise, than the first four did. I guess I work like that. the sprint is fun, the marathon…not so much.
but, I did finish off with an hour of sewing today to complete the bucket hats I set out to make. these are from liesl gibson’s book ‘little things to sew‘. this was the first thing I made from this very beautiful and inviting book. I have read that liesl is very precise and exacting and her bucket hat pattern proved the point. it was clear, concise and made a great little hat but there is no cutting corners…you gotta follow her instructions. I tried a little cheating only to find I had to backtrack. I believe that is called being schooled. once I got the hang of it the hat doesn’t take long to make.
there is some hand stitching involved in this making, which I would normally shy away from but in this case it was necessary and even helpful.
the fabric is a japanese linen-cotton blend, some heather ross guitars and chino, from purl soho…an indulgent purchase that I knew the boys would love.
the lining is a nice linen-cotton blend that used to be a pair of my husband’s shorts until the nice linen-cotton ripped apart from over-wear. I love it when that happens!
the boys do like their hats, even big C. in fact, he put on this button-down shirt and said “do you want to take a cute picture of me now?” and then he did this pose. I guess he has got my number.