Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Bucket List (it's not what you think)

Dear Mom,

I don't often get bitten by the sewing bug, and when I do, it seems to bite in the summertime for some reason. A couple of summers ago it was a wrap skirt frenzy. Last weekend, I caught the bug again after seeing this on this blog. I immediately ordered the pattern and started digging through fabric scraps.

The first bucket hat used a faded pair of denim capris and you may recognize the lining from a little jacket I made the Young Lady when she was just a toddler. I strategically placed one of the pattern pieces over a pocket to give the hat a bit of personality.

 The Young Lady has claimed this one as her own. I immediately cut out a second hat for myself.

I have at least 4 more hats in the queue, and the only thing I needed to purchase was some fusible interfacing. The pattern is well written, the directions are clear, the hats were easy sewing and fit just right. This second hat went much quicker than the first- it was probably a 2 hour project- max- including the cutting the pieces out. I have a feeling it is gonna be a hat-a-day until the fabric runs out.

Love,
Kim

2 comments:

Bonnie Jo said...

Very cute hats! I love the "pocket". You and The Young Lady will be the envy of the neighborhood with those hats this summer!

merrilymarylee said...

The pocket hat is so clever!!! You KNOW it's a success when your daughter takes it! I've envious of such an achievement! :)

The flowered on is snazzy, too. Is it reversible?

Two hours? HAH! It takes me that long to thread the machine.

I really like this! Will have to look at the links you provided to see if it will fit... um... big heads.