even more babies in bonnets

Yesterday, I promised you more babies in bonnets:


It really is my favorite summer hat.



For Cora's hat, I substituted a ruffle for the piping in the brim (I saw it on a bonnet in Rae's photo pool and could not resist).  This is really easy to do.  I just took a long strip of fabric, folded it in half, and gathered it into a ruffle (using the pulling threads method, but next time I'll make it easier on myself and ruffle it with my serger).  Then you attach the ruffle to the brim following the same instructions as you would sew the piping.  It looks really sweet!


Now Cora will match her grandma's really big tote bag.  :)


In conclusion, I really like Rae's Peekaboo Bonnet Pattern (can you tell?). Yay, bonnets!

p.s. today is the last day to enter the Whimsy Couture pattern giveaway.  Get it while it's hot!

14 comments:

Mandia said...

Jill, what is that amazing fabric? The red, yellow, and blue one? It is adorable!

Sarah said...

Son of a!!! These just pushed me over the edge - went and bought this pattern immediately! Yours are SO ADORABLE! The gray one with the neon flowers is stunning! I don't know why I didn't get this pattern sooner - I can't wait to go home and pick out fabrics! Thank you for inspiring! :D

homemade by jill said...

mandia - it is leah duncun for anthology fabrics, the maya collection.
http://www.anthologyfabrics.com/home.php?cat=261

Jenna Tracy said...

Welp, I'm sold. After all these beautiful pictures the last couple days I NEED this pattern! Beautifully done!

Mandia said...

While the fabric is gorgeous, your little Ruby is even cuter. Thanks for passing along - it would be really sweet as a sun dress too.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

SO cute! This reminds me of Holly Hobbie. (Which I adored growing up). What a fresh, modern take!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

gail said...

they just keep getting cuter and cuter! i'm printing this pattern out right now! :)

thingsforboys said...

So cute! Now if only I can convince my son to wear a bonnet. :)

Маргарита said...

Какая прелесть!!!

kristin said...

babies in bonnets - SO cute! love the ruffle addition, that's just great. need one of my 50 pregnant friends to have a girl so i can make one of these. :)

June said...

Jill, just wondering if you cut the self made tape (tie under neck) on the bias? I have made ever so many of Rae's bonnets and they always get so many stares and comments. They just frame the sweet little faces so beautifully and protect their wee heads from the sun. Win! Win! My youngest niece (one year old) has I believe 4 bonnets, so far. I have 3 more in the works. To see Bea in her bonnets gives me a little thrill.

Thank you for your beautiful blog, dear Jill. I am inspired oh-so-often by it, well you. :)

Rae said...

Ooh YAY!! SO. STINKIN. CUTE!

I'm so glad you love it!!

:)

Thanks for such a wonderful review!!!

Becky said...

cute, my girls are a bit past the bonnet stage, but if my brother has a girl later this year...

Barb said...

Love! Love! Love your posts! The bonnet patterns is so cute. I really love the maxi dress pattern as well. Really cool ideas!