Well, we had a girl and I promptly bought the pattern. I let it sit on my kitchen table for a good week and a half completely intimidated. I had never worked with piping and my ruffling and binding skills leave a lot to be desired.
I kept reading reviews for the pattern and of course everyone said how easy and quick the pattern was but I still didn't believe them so I let the pattern sit....stupid me.
Finally a couple days before my family reunion, which was to be held outside at the end of June can we say HOT. I knew Eva needed that bonnet to protect her little head and keep the sun out of her eyes so I kicked my butt in gear and decided to just start sewing and see what I came up with.
Is this not the cutest little bonnet EVER!
I love it and I want to make 23 more. My husband says it looks Amish and he's not a fan, I told him I don't care I'm making one in every color of the rainbow and a few extras after that.
And let me tell you this pattern was super easy. After my pieces were cut out, because I did that on a separate day, it took me all of a naptime to finish it. And if you have ever read my blog before you know naptimes in this house are never very long. The only thing is I don't consider mine reversible because I machine stitched the center strip instead of hand stitching like Rae recommended, so the seam on the inside was very visible. It doesn't look so bad that I couldn't reverse it if I wanted I just prefer to not see the seam.
I've gotten so many compliments on it and Eva is the cutest little girl ever in it. Sometimes I put it on her just so I can marvel at how adorable it is, and she is in it.