I just made seven of these bonnets for a customer. She is using them as Easter gifts for all the little girls in her life. I thought that was an adorable idea! Traditionally, I think an Easter bonnet is a hat, but these work too! I searched the web high and low for the perfect tutorial - but in the end, I just ended up working up my own pattern and method.
Madeline wasn't too happy that she didn't get to keep one - her bonnet from plow days isn't quite as special as this one. So now I guess I have to make another one.
I tried several different ways of gathering the back of the bonnet, but in the end - shirring won out! It's fast and easy and looks really nice too. Win-win-win!
Yes, the tutorial is coming. I thought it would be a waste to make 7 of these and not take some pictures. :)
p.s. If you are reading this, can you comment and let me know if my pictures look ginormous? They look fine on my screen, but I recently looked at my blog from my mom's computer and I had to scroll over to the right to see my pictures and I'm hoping it's not like that for the rest of you. (You know, the three people that still read this blog.) ;)
p.p.s. I really should dedicate this post to my absolutely angelic baby boy. I fully expected to be out of commission in the sewing department for awhile after his birth, but he's an angel, I tell you. Tomorrow I'm tackling my first "boy" sewing project, so I'll have an excuse soon to show his sweet little face.
p.p.p.s. Remember when you were a kid and you would try to add as many pppppps's to a letter as you could because you thought it was cool? What? That was just me? Never mind, then. Over and out.