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roseangelhope
« on: March 27, 2009 12:08:48 AM »

Yes Bonnets! I need help from all of you on how to make one. I have to make one for a contest at my local TOPS group, it is a contest that is for easter. I wanted to make mine instead of making it from something else. I do have some reference pictures for ideas I thought of.

First I thought of traditional.






Then old school strawberry shortcake: Cheesy



Any sort of help with how to make either of these kinds of bonnets would be much appericated! Thank you!
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Muria
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009 10:00:57 AM »

I made a bonnet a few years ago. I just used a pattern for a prairie costume, but it's not much more than a hood shape with a brim and a tie. For the brim, you'll probably want to make it twice as wide as you intend the brim to be (plus seam allowances), and as long as the edge of the hood you make (or as long as you want it to be, if you want to gather the main area of the hat to make it puff more). I think the pattern I had called for you to thread the tie through the bottom of the hat at the back, in part to gather it, and in part to hold it on. You definitely want to interface the brim. The heavier the interfacing, the stiffer your brim will be.

Of course, the more you gather it, the more "country" it will look. If you're going for an Easter bonnet (dressy hat), you'll want to take it easy on the gathers.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009 03:04:05 PM »

Here are instructions for the Strawberry Shortcake style bonnet:  http://lilyandagathe.blogspot.com/2007/01/mob-cap-vintage-craft.html

Similar caps:  http://people.csail.mit.edu/sfelshin/BRY2K/making-caps.html


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