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


  1. Oh, what a great challenge! I have one of the other retro-Vogue hat patterns, but haven't made a hat from it yet.

    I noticed the error for the word "cue" (or "queue"), but decided not to say anything, as I have spelling issue now and again, too.

  2. I LOVE hats. This one is gorgeous! Will you need a hat form to build it on?

  3. The pattern mentions it just once. I am going to be on the lookout. You often see them at the consignment shoppes.

  4. That looks like too much fun!! I love the blouse you have to go with it!! You'll be the best dressed there except for maybe the bride!

  5. A real challenge. Good luck.

  6. I neglected to explain to my daughter about the word "queue" and its usage before we went to London two years ago. We were waiting in line for the ladies' room at Harrod's. I went in ahead and while she was standing there a woman asked her if she was queuing. DD got all flustered and said "I'm sorry, but I don't speak English!" We still laugh about that to this day.

  7. beautiful. ahhh ... and romantic hydrangea flowers. I think Liz Taylor took a similar one of his films.

    If you like the hats, you have to look at the blog of my friend Cristina, I like it.

    Saludos, Paco

  8. I'm looking forward to your posts about this, and am curious to see how those flowers are made. They kind of look like yo-yos
    Lindsay that is so funny!


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