Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Infant's Horseshoe Cap

I had even more fun today trying out the Child's Horse-Shoe Cap from The Workwoman's Guide on page 21.  I've changed the name here to Infant's Horseshoe Cap because the size is more for a baby, rather than a child.  Again, I've used contrasting thread so it's easy to see my stitching.

1.  Cut out your pieces.  It's easiest with a pattern.  I tried drawing a pattern on line, but it just didn't work as well as I would have liked, so I drew one up and scanned it.  The only problem is that no matter what I do, it prints about 3/8" too small. So, when you cut, just make everything 3/8" bigger!  I've marked how big everything should be, so you can compare how yours prints out to a ruler.  Luckily, though, it doesn't have to be exactly perfect (you can see my curves aren't even exactly like the Plate, but it still turns out cute).

2.  Add your runners (small casings for string to run trough to be tied and adjusted), "The cap is made up with two or three runners in front."  Hem the front edge.  (Don't you love that my iron leaked rusty water on my fabric?  So glad I was just testing in muslin!)

3.  Gather the back, mark the center.

4.  Sew the back and the brim right sides together, matching centers.

5.  Hem the bottom.  Allow for a string to be run through.  Add a 1" ruffle all the way around ("the frilling is one inch deep").

From the side:

The first size is little!  Maybe 0-3 months?

Here is my 14-month old in the second size.  Once I add the 1" ruffle and a neck tie I think it will be just right.  I only ran the string through the back bottom, but will along the top front runners, too, in the final product.

The difference between the first and second sizes:


Liz C said...

Nice work, Em! Very sweet model. Sooo... when I get round to doing a long series on all the caps in WWG, I'm going to draft you in, right?

Amy said...

Why it turned out lovely, Emily! It's very cute.


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