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Posted on:5/4/14 9:43 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 7600 by Jstarr4250

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Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 6 people   
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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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SavageCoco said...
JStarr, this baby is Super Fab! Trimming the outer SA off of the brim fusible prior to sewing (use a zipper foot) makes for an easier turn. I've also done the wrong side to wrong side with bias binding method, which is fun and a stash buster to boot. I bet your Mom loved it!
5/30/14 1:32 AM
McCallPatternCo said...
Loving it!
5/7/14 1:59 PM
Quickie said...
I love your hat
5/6/14 1:08 PM
1SewSweet said...
I have this pattern and so happy to see it made up a few times! Like you version too! I may just make one this year! Great job!
5/6/14 6:26 AM
GoodbyeValntino said...
Great summer hat! For Mom?
5/5/14 9:35 PM
beanchor said...
I love your hat! You look great in it. I am sure your mom will love it. This makes me want to flatten my 'fro and make one ;p
5/5/14 8:36 PM
AnneM said...
Very nice! Great hat. You should make yourself one as well.
5/5/14 7:37 PM
becca a said...
Great hat!
5/5/14 6:30 PM
sewgirlygirl-knot! said...
Your Mom should love this gift. It's wonderful.
5/5/14 9:49 AM
supizoo said...
Wonderful hat and fantastic gift!
5/5/14 7:36 AM
cocosloft said...
Adorable! Great tips. I've done this hat also, and that turn is tough...but what a cute hat you have!
5/5/14 6:52 AM
Baja Susana said...
I love this hat! Where I live,wide brims are a necessity in summer. Love the fabric and the color, and I am going to look for this on eBay! Nice work, great review.
5/4/14 8:59 PM
SewWil said...
What a great daughter you are!!! I love this hat. I've had hat making on my mind as well since I've seen Savage Coco's hats.
5/4/14 7:19 PM
Danmar said...
How creative to make a hat! Lovely pink print. Nice!
5/4/14 6:32 PM
ArtAttack said...
SO cute! Lucky mom. Ack...I've had this pattern on my wish list so long it's out of print?
5/4/14 1:21 PM
HRigg said...
Terrific hat. A "must have " I feel!
5/4/14 12:20 PM
Campbell said...
Love your hat. Great job.
5/4/14 11:12 AM
Jrhee said...
This is so pretty and perfect for summer.
5/4/14 10:54 AM
Sew Good said...
I love your hat! Savage Coco also inspired me to make some hats but I had so many other garment in line ahead, that I haven't started yet. Summer is around the corner and I need to "get with it"! Thanks for your review!
5/4/14 10:33 AM
sewnaughty said...
Love Love you hat. It looks very "CHARLESTON"
5/4/14 9:50 AM
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