So, while I was fairly pleased with the first pass at the baker boy cap, it felt a little bit on the poufy side. So I altered the pattern by
shortening the cap pieces by about an inch and a half (rechecking the pattern when I cut out the blue hat later...I marked the pattern to shorten it, but somehow failed to actually do that....) and shaving a wee bit off of the 'hip' curves. I also reshaped the brim a bit, based on a cap I have that fits...the first brim was just sort of copied; this one I actually rubbed the shape on the paper.
But I was not quite ready to cut into my good fabric and decided to do one more test. Hunted around and found a bit of fabric that had come to me in a bag of fabric from my aunt, who was a fairly accomplished seamstress back in the day. There was a bit of a tweedy wool in the bag...not even enough to call a remnant, just scraps, really. But it was a really pretty taupe...greys, browns, a bit of blue...and there was enough for the cap.
I think I like the tweaked version a little better; even if it's just slightly less bumpy, the brim is a much better shape.
So now I think I'm ready to make the actual wardrobe hat, although I think I will wear this one quite a bit too.
Now I just have to decide if I'm only going to use the stripes of the double sided fabric...or if I will alternate sections between stripes and the solid reverse.
You do such great work. Loved seeing your latest version yesterday!ReplyDelete
That was me! Loved seeing your latest version yesterday!ReplyDelete
LOL! Thanks! ;-)Delete