Peekaboo Bonnet »
InstructionsThe pattern is for an unsmocked bonnet - you need to have some smocking experience to adapt it for the purpose. Basically, the smocked section replaces the brim and band pieces with one smocked piece. The "band" area I used Bargallo smocking, and the "brim" just has straight lines. I cut the smocked fabric to fit the lining after all the smocking was finished.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Outdoorsy, Funky, Whimsical, Romantic, Cute, Traditional
Butterfly print quilting cotton - about 60cm; lining fabric - about 50cm; embroidery floss in 6 colours; satin bias binding; iron-on interfacing; needle, pleater
What was your inspiration?
I have made the Peekaboo Bonnet before and it's adorable - but as you may have noticed, i can't do anything without wondering if it could be improved with smocking!
What are you most proud of?
My first attempt at Bargallo smocking - and only one mistake. (ok, one mistake on the first row, that had to be continued down the next 11 rows... oh well.)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I tried to be too clever in adapting the pattern - keep it simple and don't deviate more than you need to.