|The Green Bag|
Today I actually inspected the contents and realised that there were two North Yorkshire bonnets half done, an unpiped soft bonnet, and a piece of striped coffee-coloured fabric that had piping and tucks sewn in, but not in any sunbonnet style.
|The partially made bonnets|
This I put to one side. The red soft bonnet has all it pieces constructed, and all I need to do is put it all together...
|Red uncorded bonnet|
The two North Yorkshire bonnets have had their brims corded, and are cut to the basic shape...these will need lining and gathering tape, as well as ribbon ties and perhaps a bow to finish them off...
Looking at what I have here, I notice that some of them do not have enough fabric available to make the ribbon ties, so I will definitely have to get creative in order to finish them!
For sunbonnets, I have fabric aplenty...pink flower print, apple print, and strawberry print...almost makes me want to have a cream tea among the flowers, butterflies and bees in the garden (if I had one!)
|Flowers, apples, and strawberries|
Finally, the coffee stripe fabric that I put to one side. Inspiration suddenly came to me...another Empire/Regency bonnet...a confection of coffee and cream with ribbon and lace added (now I'm thinking of gateaux!!) I think this will be the next bonnet, before I start on either the green or white ones!!
Opening an Etsy shop to sell the odd creation seems to be growing into something more...I wonder where it will lead me...?