It’s been a little busy so far this summer, but I have managed to get some summer sewing in. June was Made for Kid’s Month, after all.
I love a little girl in bonnets, and hers was getting a little small. I made the 7th and 8th versions of the Little Betty Bonnet pattern. It comes in only three sizes, but I play with the seam allowances to get a better fit. The one that is getting small was the straight 18-24 month size, with a 3/8 inch seam as the pattern calls for. It fit her head fine, but the bill wasn’t covering her face. The one I made last fall with the 1/4 inch seam throughout is still too big.
Therefore, I used the 3/8 inch seam on the top of the bonnet, and the 1/4 inch seam in the back and on the bill. That gave the extra length to cover her face, but didn’t make the whole bonnet so huge that it would be unwearable.
You can also push the brim back and show off the coordinating fabric because the whole bonnet is reversible.
I also made a little skirt for her, no pattern.
I used the measurements off a skirt she already has, but some time lapsed between taking the measurements and making the skirt, so I forgot to add seam allowances. It would have been a little short, but I added a separate waist which saved the skirt. I love her in a skirt, and it’s a great use for leftover fabric.
I also love clean inside seams!
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