Sunday, March 11, 2012

My First Baby Bonnet

About 2 wks ago, I was invited to a baby shower for the sister-in-law of a friend. She told that the baby was going to be a little girl so I decided to make a baby bonnet. I had some cotton/silk twill fabric, some bemberg lining, & lace edging. It didn't take much fabric to make this little bonnet. Not knowing how big the baby would be, I made a size large by a McCall's christening gown pattern. It only had 3 pieces to it & I didn't have much time. To make the bonnet extra special, I added Sonia Showalter's elegant cross 4x4 design. My minister explained to me that it was the Jerusalem Cross with bars showing the 4 gospels around the cross. It has 2 pintucks on each side & I used a white satin ribbon for the ties. To cover where the ribbons began, I covered them with a little lace flower. I think it came out very pretty for my first bonnet. The mom to be loved it. Now, I can't wait to make some more frilly infant clothing as I work on my first Christening gown.
Happy Sewing!