As soon as I saw this fabric combo, the ideas for something cute for my little nieces – Nina and Tess – started brewing. I knew that however I decided to used these pieces, it had to be something that showcased both of these adorable prints.
The fabric is from Makower/Andover (titled respectively Paws and Cats). I purchased it from Friday’s Off – an online Canadian fabric store.
I just recently came across this shop and it was love at first sight. Everything Alanna carries needs to come live with me. New fabrics are constantly being added and her Le Club monthly fabric subscription program is a perfect stash builder. Oh – and shipping is just $5.95 flat rate ($2.00 if your order is under $20.00!!). So perfect (and dangerous).
I quickly decided that I needed to make the Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat for my sweet little nieces. It’s a free pattern and made for a fun afternoon project.
I found it interesting that all the seams were sewn at 1/2 inch and then trimmed to an 1/4 inch. I don’t know if that’s because it’s less finicky to sew a 1/2 inch? Or it’s more precise to sew a 1/2 inch and then trim? (As opposed to just sizing the pattern for 1/4 inch seams?) Regardless, I followed the instructions.
And the only tricky part in the whole pattern is attaching the top of the hat to the sides. You need to liberally cut into the sides with a little 1/4 inch cut and gently encourage the sides to fit around the top of the hat.
It took maybe an hour for each hat and that includes cutting out the fabric.
And now these little sweeties are ready for summer!
Can’t you just see them getting a whole wardrobe of these hats!! So cute!
(Special thanks to their Momma for taking these photos of them. I just can’t get enough of them!)
And now for a little giveaway! Friday’s Off has generously donated a $25 gift certificate to their shop. What a great way to add to your fabric stash! Just follow the rafflecopter prompts. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ERIN M! I’VE CONTACTED YOU VIA EMAIL.