I remember a while back a bloggy friend said she wants an old-timey prairie bonnet. A month or so ago I found a pattern for one in a 50% off basket at my favorite little sewing shop and bought it thinking I might surprise her with one. Today I got around to putting one together. It turned out sweet, but I think I’ll tweek the pattern if I make more. There wasn’t a model handy around here this morning so a side shot is the best I can do.
After posting the first picture I decided to do the design tweeking I thought the bonnet needed. I’m pleased with the outcome. I tightened the elastic in the back of the bonnet which made the fit far more comfortable to me, and I added a “ruffle” on the bottom of the back to guard the neck from sun exposure. There are already enough rednecks in this world. HA! Just kidding. :)
If you are looking for ONE bonnet pattern in a full range of sizes from infant to adult and is easy to follow, check out the Prairie Bonnet by SewBaby.
Until next time…
The Lord often digs wells of joy with the spade of sorrow. ~unknown~