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Posted on:6/12/14 1:14 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 7600 by SavageCoco

Vogue Patterns: 7600 by SavageCoco  
Pattern Photo: Vogue Patterns 7600
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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bananaoil said...
Thanks for the chuckle. Fat head will look like a movie star. Did you know movie stars tend to have larger heads? I heard that somewhere.
9/3/14 11:19 PM
ChristianeFFM said...
You look like Coco in Paris....
7/21/14 8:23 AM
AnneM said...
Oh my, I might have to get this pattern (2nd hand, it looks like). Great style. Can I pretend to be a snooty cousin of yours and get one also? ;)
6/20/14 1:56 PM
Sewingmi said...
Thanks for this great, funny review! I think you should write a book! What a great story - and the hat is awesome too!
6/13/14 3:50 PM
ASiverson said...
LOL LOL LOL - thanks I needed that! Oh, and the hat looks terrific!
6/13/14 1:06 PM
Wianno Girl said...
Super idea for my next sisters reunion - great review!
6/13/14 9:27 AM
cocosloft said...
Oh la la! Wonderful hat! This is my favorite hat pattern! Nice work, looks great!
6/13/14 7:16 AM
MNBarb said...
Oh great, now I want to make hats! I'm already thinking about those cute quilting cottons that can't be used for clothing. This review, and the other you wrote for this pattern, were total entertainment. Thanks!
6/12/14 11:15 PM
Baja Susana said...
Love it and I need it down here south of the border where the sun shines almost everyday. I have had people like your fat headed cousin in my pleasing them! But it looks great and I Need that pattern
6/12/14 4:32 PM
CissieW said...
Oh how I want this sunhat! Absolutely divine! I have the pattern somewhere. Now to find it and make it, thanks to your inspiration. It is "savagely" adorable.
6/12/14 3:57 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Oooo-very "movie star". Hopefully this silences your cousin for a while. The buttonhole twist idea is a great one, as is sewing the first 4 rows from the other side. Thanks for turning me on to this pattern.
6/12/14 2:28 PM
marec said...
Totally funny review, and a wonderful hat. I hope you snooty cousin appreciates all the topstitching!
6/12/14 2:24 PM
sew dooley said...
Thanks for the fun review. You saved your cousin some $$. I paid $65 for a similar hat, but it saves $$ in skin treatments.
6/12/14 9:29 AM
ArtAttack said...
Great hat and even greater review! So sad I missed out on this pattern.
6/12/14 8:54 AM
ArtAttack said...
Great hat and even greater review! So sad I missed out on this pattern.
6/12/14 8:54 AM
BlueSkysAhead said...
Love the story behind the hat. Lovely hat, darling. (put nose in air, left arm bent at elbow with palm up and roll the 'r' in darrrrrling). haha
6/12/14 8:53 AM
petro said...
Fantastic hat, can I have one? Green's ok.
6/12/14 7:50 AM
withtheone said...
Awesome! Looks great!
6/12/14 7:36 AM
Elona said...
GREAT HAT! Love your take on the situation.
6/12/14 2:08 AM
snaffles said...
Too funny! Oh and the hat looks great...muslin, really? Thanks for the laughs.
6/12/14 1:59 AM
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