Monday, May 20, 2013

Birdie Bonnet

April and I have very fair skin and it is important that we take steps to protect our skin on sunny days. I have already had several bad burns this year so I'm on a mission to cover up. April was the first to get a new sun hat.

I used the Peekaboo Bonnet pattern that I have used before. It is reversible but we prefer the bird print. It is a quick pattern with a super cute result. I appreciate that I don't need any interfacing for this hat. The fabric is something I've had on my shelf for a long time and I think this hat is the perfect use for it.

Usually I don't chose bonnets for sunny days but April's hair is so long now it keeps her neck well protected. I also like that when she needs a hat break that she can just push the bonnet back, like a hood, and I'm not searching around for the missing hat.

It's been a real joy to be sewing again, using fabric and patterns I had nearly forgotten about to make beautiful things for my family. I hope to be sharing many more handmade creations with you soon.

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