When Erin recently linked me to a blog post by Delia Creates, I immediately bookmarked it with mulitple stars. I knew I would get back to it when I had the chance. When Mary Wade (my first-ever-Mom-friend) had a birthday, the lightbulb when
off (on?), and I whipped up a little something for her.
Pei’s old, semi-girly, cashmere sweater was begging to be upcycled into something seriously girly! I followed Delia’s tutorial as I got started, and then I went off on my own a bit. The underside is a fun fleece from Joann’s, purchased 2 years ago I think (wasn’t there last time I checked).
Though I attempted other options, the flower wound up being my own whimsical success. Working with a long length of the cashmere (20 inches by 4 inches or so), I folded the piece in half and began to hand gather and twist until it looked cool. Then, I just stitched it until it stayed put, and later attached it to the headband.
Another mini-victory was that I happened to have a button on hand that matched perfectly! Choosing to go with a button closure gave me some good ol’ button-holeing practice on the machine too. A valuable skill indeed!
And without further ado…Mary!
Forget it boys, she’s married (and the mother of 3, so…).
A look from behind:
Ah, I love it! I have a feeling I will be stuck on making these for a while. You don’t mind do you?