Oddly enough, the children slept until 8 this morning. So I made myself a bonnet from 7-8. I love it!
I admit, I picked out the fabric the night before, thinking if I had a few moments I might get started… This is some lovely Denyse Schmidt County Fair decorator weight fabric that I got from Sew Mama Sew a while back, with some stretchy combed cotton for lining from a shirt I tried to make myself several years ago without any luck. The ribbon is a very soft grosgrain in light grey with a thin white stripe on each side. I have had this ribbon hanging around forever, picked up at some thrift shop, waiting for the right project. I love the way it looks with this fabric, and it is very soft against my skin.
I think I’ve now made about 8 bonnets from this great pattern I purchased from Amy Karol, totally totally worth every cent. This is the first one in the Adult size that I have made. I think I might try making the brim a little deeper next time, for more sun shading, I need that here in the desert mountains!
Nothing like a bonnet for a Midsummer day – I am reminded of an old folksy song on the Nields’ kids CD Rock All Day Rock All Night,
Put on your old grey bonnet
With blue ribbons on it,
And we'll hitch old dobbin to the shay,
Over fields of clover
We will drive to Dover
On our golden wedding day.