Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Vogue 9207 Patricia Underwood Hat. Desert Island Sewing

Do you remember Desert Island Sewing?

 No, neither did I, until I was doing a little, much needed, tidying in my sewing room and unearthed a few patterns.

 I have been meaning to make this for a very long time. It is a terrific hat. Version B. The first one I made from an old denim skirt and an ex-shirt of my husband.


The crown was too tall, which was easily fixed by a tuck, but I didn't get to wear the hat, as some other people kept stealing it.


 It is always flattering to have one's clothing approved by the teenage fashion panel to this extent, but to actually add to my own wardrobe, I had to make myself another one, from purple denim (Gorgeous Fabrics).

These hats are lined, with grosgrain ribbon covering the somewhat unsightly seam joining the crown and brim (Next time I may join the lining and outer crown separately to the brim)


There are two layers of heavy interfacing in the brim, which was still a little floppy until the many rows of topstitching were completed, and then it behaved beautifully. 

 I objected strongly to losing the first hat, and guess what, someone listened to me! 


Here is her version, even better than mine, possibly because she used cashmere/cotton twill from Michaels Fabrics for the outside, how luxurious. I love the contrast lining and how she has turned it over to form an edge on the outer brim.
I am pretty sure there will be many more of these hats in our future - or maybe I can find the more recent Patricia Underwood hat pattern, I'm sure its somewhere in my pattern collection.

11 comments:

SewRuthie said...

Great hats!!!

Nancy D said...

Hot dog! I just bought the pattern off ebay because your versions look like the cat's meow. I live on the central coast in California and I'm always looking for a stylish way to keep the sun off. Thanks for the tip!

Sue said...

I haven't gone down the hat road much because of the concern of floppy brims, but you have reassured me that it can work. Lovely hats!

fabric epiphanies said...

I love your hats....all of them. I have great intentions, even a pattern. I just never seem to get there!

Mary said...

These are wonderful-I need to make one with a cord as it is often windy here.

Carolyn said...

All these versions are quite lovely! Your daughter has inherited your taken for design and sewing. Well done to you both!

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Very stylish hats. No wonder they keep disappearing.

fabrickated.com said...

You really suit a hat. And so do your lovely girls. I often think of making a hat but haven't done so for years. But this has inspired me, like Nancy D, to get this pattern and just do it. Good to hear that the top stitching is the business. I wish I needed a sun hat right now....

tropicalthreads said...

Vogue does such lovely hats, I nab any pattern of theirs the moment I see it. Yours - and the way it keeps being pinched - is good proof of my opinion!

I need a new hat myself. I should dig out my Vogue collection. I'm sure I have something similar.

liza jane said...

Movie star hats! That IS a really fabulous hat pattern!

shams said...

Those are some cute hats!