Pirate Faire!

I got into sewing to make costumes. The first thing I ever sewed was a pair of jester pants for a Halloween costume in sixth grade. Hat making started for costume purposes too. I also have an affinity for pirates. Maybe I get it from my dad who wears a skull and cross bones bandanna when we jogs and flies the jolly roger from the back of his bicycle. So needless to say, when I moved to Massachusetts and first heard about the New England Pirate Faire, I knew I would be going and getting all dolled up to boot.

Most of my free time this month as been spent sewing my costume. My etsy shop is not as well stocked as I would like it to be as a result, but I am proud of my outfit! It was well worth the time it took to make it.

And, I worked out a new design for my fancy fascinators while I was at it!

My husband made a pirate costume for the occasion as well!


A sun hat with a bun hole!

Every so often I am lucky enough to get a custom order that challenges me to create a whole new design rather than simply altering the colors and sizes of my current designs. This week I got two! The first was from a woman with long thick hair who likes to wear sun hats but has difficulty getting them to fit right over her bun. Her solution? A hat with a hole in the back that she could put her bun through! Here are the idea sketches she sent me:

Note the bun sticking through the back of the hat. Here is the hat I made:

Like most of my sun hats, this one is reversible. The other side is mostly pink with a brown band:
Unfortunately my display head does not have any hair so I couldn’t make the bun, but you get the idea.