Bucket Hats for All!
It’s no secret that I love Oliver + S patterns. I’ve made several dresses for my daughter from them and just finished up making an Ice Cream Dress for my niece’s 4th birthday. When Lauren came back from Quilt Market in the fall, telling me there would be an Oliver + S book, I was more than a little bit giddy.
The book has such great projects and they are all so well explained and illustrated that each one has a professional finish, just like the regular line of patterns. I needed some beach hats for the kids (we were ‘blessed’ with ultra pale, easily sunburned skin) and knew I wanted to make them some of the bucket hats from the book.
For Graham’s, I used some left over navy linen from my Mail Sack sewing day and finally got to cut in to a pair of Liberty of London for Target boxer shorts. Yes, boxer shorts. The fabric was AWESOME, so I got two pairs (of the largest size to maximize the fabric amount!) of men’s boxers and stashed them away for a future project.
For Eleanor’s, I used a tiny yellow and white dot and a larger Kaffe Fasset dot print.
They were so easy and quick to make. Plus, they’re reversible! And cute! Now if only we could get that “put your arm around your brother so I can take your picture” thing figured out…
Recently, a friend of mine was in town for a visit and she and the kids and I went to spend the day at the beach in Coronado. My Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild tote bag has become our beach bag. Consider the above photo as a huge “Hello!! See you soon!” to my friends in the KCMQG!