Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer Hats and Sure Fit

Long time between blog posts.  I haven't sewn much in the last few weeks.  But, with the season about to change, I expect a resurgence of sewing energy.

My Designers group challenge for July/August was hats.  I love hats and this was a fun challenge, where I came away with lots of ideas.  The photos of all the hats are on the Designer blog.

My hat is a tall-brimmed sun hat, made from black/white check fabric.  The pattern is by HotPatterns, and is a free download at Fabric.com.  It's called "Sunny Side Up" hat.  I trimmed it with a wide black grosgrain ribbon and a black flower.


I love my hat.  One day I will get a photo of it on my head and post it.

I continue to use my now new TNT blouse pattern, drafted using the SureFit system.  I like fiddling around with designs and patterns.  This white blouse turned out well, and who doesn't need another white blouse!  In fact, I need at least 3 more.


It's nothing spectacular, but it fits and I need blouses for fall/winter.

I'm working on a black/white gingham blouse now, with a Mandarin collar and sleeves gathered at the hem.  I need to get that finished and move on.

Happy September to all of you, and enjoy sewing some fall clothes. Ahhhh, it's in the air!

25 Talk to me:

Karin said...

Cute hat! It's nice to see that pattern made up. It caught my eye a few years back, but I never got around to making it up.
The black, jumbo gingham looks great!

NancyDaQ said...

Your hat sure is cute!

Ann said...

What a cute hat. And I do like your white shirt.

We thought we might be having cooler fall weather but the temps are going up by the end of the week. Not nearly so bad having the new a/c in the house.

Carol said...

Is there no end to your talents? I'm really impressed with your hat.

Diana said...

I love seeing your Designer Group Projects. Such fun and i LOVE your hat. Do please get a pictue taken. I'd love to see one. Another super shirt. You make me want to make one too.

Claire S. said...

Good to see you back - love the hat !!

A TNT blouse/shirt is a good thing, I should work on one. Yours looks great.

becki-c said...

Hey, its good to hear from you, I had been wondering what you were up to. That hat sure is cute, I would love to hear more about the details of construction and see more pictures.

Sharon said...

Very cute hat and I'm enjoying your journey with Sure Fit and your TNT blouse.

Lori said...

Gwen, your hat is darling and your are so right about a white blouse - never can have too many.

sdBev said...

Oh Gwen, a white blouse is always useful; especially a white blouse which fits nicely.

Thanks for the link to your Designers Group. I plan to review carefully.

Audrey said...

Cool hat. It looks gorgeous. Definitely take a picture of you wearing it. Aren't TNT patterns great?

Rosy said...

You are incredibly versatile! Love, love that hat and choose this fabric for it is a success. Looking forward for your black blouse also ...

Aminat said...

Your hat is so beautiful. I would love to make somethig like this. A white blouse is a wardrobe staple, love your version

Bunny said...

The hat is darling and so beautifully made. What is the "designer" blog? Do you have a link? I would love to see the rest of the hats. Thanks, Gwen.

Linda said...

Great hat! I like the look of this blouse. I need to revisit SureFit website, just briefly visited once.

Kyle said...

Wow, what a great hat!!

bluemooney said...

The plain shirts & blouses don't get a lot of love, but they are so good for the wardrobe! The hat is so cute - looking forward to the photo of you wearing it.

Sister said...

Dang, is there anything you can't sew?! Gorgeous hat.

Calico_Quilter0321 said...

Your hat is charming. Glad you're back posting. I'm ready to put quilting on the back burner and dig out my patterns for some fall sewing, too. Always enjoy taking a look what you're up to in the sewing room...for fun and inspiration. Love your stuff.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The hat is so cute! I just love gingham.

MushyWear said...

What a cool hat! Sewing basics is always so satisfying when it's all said and done...great job on your blouse!

Judi Pinkham said...

Your hat is just the cutest...i love the checks, the ribbon, bow and the flower...perfect!!!

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Dolly Traicoff said...

Nice job - as usual.

Brian said...

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