Monday, March 2, 2009
A New Challenge
I always like to keep challenging myself with my sewing. I love hats. I wear them to all the weddings I go to. I have a wedding scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend and have been thinking about the hat I would wear. My top will be the one shown in this post. With it I will wear a chiffon-y type skirt and hopefully some peep toes. I have a two different gradated fabrics to go with the top. I wanted a small retro hat to wear with this outfit. I am leaning toward view B, the lavender number. However, I will make it with pale green hydrangea blooms.
I got my pattern yesterday when the Vogues were on sale at Joanns. Tonight I sat down with a glass of chardonnay and my pattern. I was very intrigued. The pattern requires you to make your own form, covering, cording, and shaping different layers of wires. It is much more involved than the photos indicate. I love this. I want to make the hat just to make the hat. Who cares if I wear it or not? I will put it in a place of honor in the cave it comes out halfway decent. There are buckram forms out there to be had but I really like the idea of doing the whole thing from scratch. So this is now in the queue.
And while we are on the subject of queues, that is another one of those mispelled terms. I nearly did it myself. When I committed cue to my post it just did not sit right with me. I had the feeling that it began with a Q. After a trip to Websters, I was corrected and changed my post to have the proper spelling. I then checked CUE to see if there was possibly an Americanized spelling to the word indicating a waiting line. Nope. Oh, my mom would be so proud.....................Bunny