Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Summer accesories abound

What I didn't tell you the other day is that I started to make the summer slippers because I was waiting for some fabric to be washed and dried, fabric that was destined to become this hat from Lotta Jansdotter's "Simple Sewing".
I was so anxious to make that hat that I had to make something else while I was waiting.

I had seen several cute versions of this hat on the internet and as I went out to garden the other day, wearing Harv's stinky old baseball hat, I decided that I needed a special summer hat of my own. So the next day I went out, bought the book then made meself a hat.
The fabric is some Etsuko Furuya from Repro Depot and the lining is Amy Butler. I agree with others that the crown is a bit big but I am trying to embrace it. I do after all, have a very large head so it kind of works on me.
As for the book, I love it. I love her style and I love that it comes with full sized pattern pieces.


  1. you amazing sewer you!!! it's GORGEOUS!! and you chose such fun fabric for it.

  2. Oh so cute! I have the same etsuko fabric that I will eventually be making into something, but I've been too lazy to wash it... I figure as a bag it won't get washed much anyway...

  3. I plan to make a bag or 4, 5, 6 from her book... I have some fabric that came from the same designer, but I missed out on the birds... sad & I have some cute fairytale canvas weight prints too. one of those will be my first bag - black cats - with black denim :o)

  4. I really love that will be the first thing I make out of her book!

    Thanks for sharing