Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Sun Bonnet

 This little sun bonnet features ina few of the Enid books.
This is the first time I have made it.
I was inspired to have a go after seeing Tab's version
The drafting was easy.
The piecing was a little of a challenge, I've never been fond of sewing curves.

 My tip with this one is PIN PIN PIN or hand baste the brim to the crown.
This has a lovely wide brim and a little flap at the back to cover the neck.
It opens out for easy ironing (if you iron!)

 It adjusts as the back to fit for a long time.
And ties under the neck for those little ones who hate wearing hats.

 Heather was happy to wear this bonnet for about 3 minutes.

 She had to struggle a little to get it off.

 But she was determined!
And finally managed to pull it off.


  1. Oh I LOVE it!! It is divine in the pink print. And yep, that front piece took me AGES, I ended up hand basting it after pinning, which I'm glad for. A stitch in time saves 9! Theres another Enid bonnet I want to try too, which would be simpler to make as it is a one piece.

    What a cheeky little Miss you have as a model :) Just gorgeous.

  2. Oh another cutie in a sunbonnet. Love the fabric.

  3. Hi everyone!
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    I habe a 9 months baby and i would love to sew for him but also for my niece, can you please help me to find some Enid Gilchrist books and that can ship to my country? My email is [at] Thank you so much for the great blog and inspiration!