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Chapeau perdu

Added Jun 4, 2008

by zlethbri

London, United K...




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I made this little sun-hat for my daughter as we were going to a wedding in the South of France and she only had her brother’s old karki sun-hats to wear. It only took an evening to make and turned out really well.

Unfortunately it has been the wettest May in the South of France for 50 years and the hat wasn’t necessary. A few days later in the excitement of finding a French play ground to run around in the hat got lost. I hope there is a very pretty little french girl running around in it now.

Before I make mark II does anyone know how I can avoid the home made look round the brim where you can see the clipped seam allowance when the sun shines through it? It needs to be a robust solution as it’s for a kid. (Assuming she doesn’t loose the next one that is!)

Material Notes

Cotton, poly-cotton fabrics, interfacing and scraps of twill and ribbon. All from my stash :-)




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    May 16, 2012, 09.23 PMby HelenMoore

    This is beautiful!

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    Jun 19, 2008, 09.35 AMby jeanderbyny

    bias tape perhaps?

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    Jun 5, 2008, 11.58 AMby lxandra

    both very sweet, the little french girl and her hat. + well made!

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    Jun 5, 2008, 12.32 AMby lybu

    wow, sweat little lady

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    Jun 4, 2008, 11.05 AMby katharinecrompton

    Very very cute. For the clipped seam thing, couldn’t you just add another layer of fabric in between the two layers. I don’t think it would need to be that thick…

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    Jun 4, 2008, 06.30 AMby jellybean

    Oh this is so adorable and so is your little girl.

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