Friday, October 8, 2010
Remember....I'm a guy
Sneaker's a good sport but you can tell he is not at all impressed to be modeling my summer hat. Unlike Elsa (photo here of Elsa-the-dog sporting a child's hat)-- however, she was a girl and seemed to enjoy getting dressed up.
Nevertheless, Sneaker obliged me long enough to get a few photos of my attempt to avoid frumpy summer hat. This is Vogue 7600, view B. It has an incredibly wide brim at the front -- so wide that after a few hours at the beach one summer day, my face remained white while the rest of me tanned well! (On one of our few days of sun!). I top stitched the brim with various embroidery stitches on my machine, a chance to try out a few. It's made of a soft, cotton remnant from my stash. I'd purchased it at a used fabric sale with the hope of making a comfy shirt. While there wasn't enough fabric for a shirt, it ended up being the perfect material for a summer hat. The cotton breaths. Ideally, I'd love to add some ribbon and a flower or two. However, since this mostly gets used while camping or at the playground, somehow the silk flower won't do!