July 24, 2014

Pioneer Bonnets on Pioneer Day

Finished these last night at 11:30pm since I had an eager recipient who kept asking me to make them for today! Today is Pioneer Day! Happy Pioneer Day! It's a state holiday in Utah to celebrate the pioneers who reached the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Our family decided we want to make it more of a celebration even if we don't have any parades or fireworks where we live. Hence, bonnets! 

I've always been intimidated by "the gathering stitch"and was reluctant to attempt but thanks to YouTube I figured it out and I love the poof on these. I used a tutorial from My Cotton Creations to make them plus a couple video tutorials. I love that all you need for a child sized bonnet is:

a fat quarter
heavy weight interfacing

Now I feel like watching my childhood love, Little House on the Prairie!

1 comment:

  1. Gah! So adorable! I have never done a gathered seam, now maybe I'll be brave.