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|Reviewed by:||Jstarr4250|| |
|Posted on:||5/4/14 9:43 AM |
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 6 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Accessories |
|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: SUN HATS Package includes patterns and instructions for four hats in sizes S-M-L. Hat A, B are lined and have decorative topstitching. Scarf C is self lined. Turban D has contrast fabric on the reverse side.|
Pattern Sizing:Adult S-M-L
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes- View B
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes! they were well explained and illustrated.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? While I love the wide brim, I would consider making it slightly smaller the next time. This is huge- you would never have to worry about sunburned shoulders. The rows of topstitching spaced 1/2" apart on the entire brim allow for a nice roll. The grosgrain ribbon on the inside seam is a very professional looking finish.
Fabric Used: Joel Dewberry Heirloom cotton in "Blockprint Blossom" from Five Eighth Seams in Charleston, SC. It has a very vintage Hawaiian feel. Coordinating solid cotton duck was used for the lining and underside of the brim. Pelion 809 Decor Bond Firm with Extra Crispness was used for the interfacing.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Not a one.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, enthusiastically. I'm going to try a lace version next.
Conclusion: I loved Savage Coco's hats from her recent review of this pattern and knew one would be a great Mother's Day gift for my mom. She adores hats, collects them and wears them all the time. This was a fun, fast project and a great item for a handmade gift...much easier than guessing at size and style for a garment. One change I will attempt on a future version will be to use a heavier home dec type fabric and skip the interfacing. It was very difficult to turn the brim after sewing right sides together and still maintain a nice smooth circular shaped edge. I also feel that the stitch quality of my bobbin suffered as it struggled through all the layers. Another technique might be to place the brim sections wrong sides together and use bias binding as an edge finish. The pattern is OOP on Vogue's site but I found it for a lesser price on Ebay.
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