Saturday, 18 July 2015

Regency bonnet for Patience.

I'm a slow, slow, bunny lately. Not sure why, but I can;t seem to settle into the sewing, and I keep thinking of a million things I need to get up and do before I forget.  But at least it means I'm not rushing the patterns.  It's worth making sure I go slowly at times like this if only to get them exactly right.

I've mad this bonnet before, and decided to tweak it just a bit before coming up with this version for the new Regency pattern.  I'm very happy with it.  It's carefully sized so that lots of the doll's hair can be tucked back into it, and at the base of the neck it's shaped to accommodate any long hair hanging down.

Here's my lil' munchkin looking rather sweet.

I do love the gathered crown at the back too.  I did a lot of research on the best way to construct a doll's bonnet, and this is what I came up with.

I quite like to see different fabrics added to a hat, or else things can look a bit too all-over matchy-matchy.  That's why I've left kept the lining fabric on the outside of the brim and the crown. 

Now to write up all those instructions.  Eeep.


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