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|Reviewed by:||SavageCoco|| |
|Posted on:||6/12/14 1:14 AM |
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Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 6 people |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Duck [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Dramatic and Chic Sun Hats!|
Pattern Sizing: Sm Med Lrg I made a View B, size Large for my fat-headed cousin's birthday present.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Pretty much. I made some additions. See these pics for some Top Tips on finishing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Well, it gets a lot of compliments, that's for sure. The size Large does fit Fat Headed Brainiacs.
Fabric Used: a stiff cotton muslin or something. I couldn't find any Duck nearby.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added an adjustable hat band.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oy vey, I've made too many of these lately. It's time for me to move on to some clothes for ME! But you really, really need to make one of these, they're super. Great face-shader.
Conclusion: Well, my fat-headed cousin snooped her way into my sewing room recently and She Who Is Never Impressed asked in that rather snooty voice of hers, "So, um, do you have anymore of those big hats laying around?" Silly me, I replied very suspiciously, "Why? You want one? What color?" "Well", she said, "I don't want any ghastly print of any kind. Or a nasty color or anything. Especially, any GREEN. And I don't care for black on my head." Her eyes wide and all innocent-like. Blink-blink, picks up a sewing tool, sniffs, puts it down (NOT where she found it), snoops about some more . . .
Ok, so that leaves what exactly? An old bed sheet? Like a moron, I agreed to make her a plain hat for the forthcoming 30th anniversary of her 29th birthday. So, I rummaged around Beverly's Nobodywantsit table and unearthed a stiff cotton muslinish type stuff (didn't find any Duck, but she'll never know) and deemed it colorless enough for Madame. I also picked up some matching buttonhole twist for the top stitching to add some depth to all those rows of stitching. I had to do something to give it some interest.
Top Tip on Top Stitching the Brim I sewed the first four rows on the underside of the brim with the buttonhole twist as this portion of the brim flips up and is visible. I then, turned it right-side up and finished the rest of the rows. That way all the buttonhole twist is "on top." I spaced the rows 1/2" apart and the stitching went much faster than the instructions' 1/4" apart. To get your tension right through all that interfacing, loosen the tension screw on your bobbin casing so the needle can draw the bobbin thread up into it.
So, it's now done and ready for Lil' Miz Snottypants to flaunt about. DH walked by as I was attempting some snaps and quipped "Oy, are ya makin' a lampshade, then?" Mawahahahahahahaaahah.
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