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Topic: First time hat sewer: Vogue 7600: happy ending!  (Read 1713 times)
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« on: January 14, 2006 04:18:04 PM »

I've been an amateur sewer for years, but this was my first hat and my first time from a Vogue pattern.  The pattern I used is here: http://www.1sewingpatterns.com/images/vogue/7600bv.jpg.  I made view A (the version with sunglasses loops).

The instruction sheet inside mixes up views A and B which gives you a moment of puzzlement, but after that it's fairly straightforward.  You would need prior sewing experience because the instructions don't always say where you should stop to press or clip curves etc (although it says it some of the time, which is perhaps more confusing.

All in all, I found it okay and it was an evening and a bit of the morning to get the hat made.  One thing that was annoying was that the instructions near the end say to attach "the ribbon" and yet the notions listed do not include the ribbon, so if you plan on buying all your supplies and going home to sew, you could come home a ribbon short.  I made some bias binding out of the leftover fabric from the lining and used that, and I actually think it's an improvement, because this ribbon, which is intended to cover all the raw edges where crown and brim join up, is invisible done this way.  In fact, having discovered this idea by accident, I would use it again in future hats, as it seems to be better than ribbon.

Anyway, on to the good stuff... the pictures...
The hat:
The hat on my 7yo daughter (it's a little big for her!):
The lining (can you spot my "invisible ribbon"):
And here is the sunglasses loop, which is very handy for me:

This probably seems really unseasonable for most Craftsters, but here in Australia it is Summer, hot and sunny and we have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, so having big broad brims on your hats makes sense!
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006 07:23:28 PM »

You did a great job on the hat!  Nice work.  I live in wet Vancouver, BC but I like a big brimmed hat anyway.  You've inspired me to tackle one for myself Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006 06:15:55 PM »

I just love hats.  I wish people wore them like they used to. 

Yours turned out really well.  I like the fabric.   Smiley
I've been wanting to try a hat, but haven't had the courage.  This makes me want to try one.
The sunglasses loop is quite practical.  Neat idea. 

I'm on love with the green one... http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7464=x&TI=20006&page=3 ...I don't know why, it's not even something I would wear.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2006 10:44:24 PM »

I'm on love with the green one... http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7464=x&TI=20006&page=3 ...I don't know why, it's not even something I would wear.

I must admit that the occasions for which this one would be appropriate are few and far between... but I've seen even less practical clothing than this come in and out of fashion and then in again!  Give a hat a go, though, because as I found, they use a surprisingly small amount of fabric.  Cheers!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006 04:15:21 AM »

Well Done!!  A very beautifully sewn first hat.  Hope you will make many more.
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