Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fun & Frilly: Cabbage Rose Bonnet

I've had Spring on the brain for a while now.  Bonnets, sunny dresses, pastels, flowers, etc.  Love 'em!  I wanted to put them all together to make something a bit beyond the everyday.  So I came up with my Cabbage Rose Bonnet:

Loads of fluffy ruffles in happy, spring colors: 

Styled to be striking from every angle: 

And tiered to look like a facing-framing flower blossom:

I also designed it to last a long time - the simplified sizing means it will fit for years.  Trust me - I made my 5yr old son put it on and it still fits him, but also nicely fit a life size baby doll (in addition to my little 19 month old model obviously).  And of course after I had it made, it needed a matching ruffle dress:

I designed the dress to have a scalloped ruffle front that opened into a cascade of ruffles underneath:

Made a little ruffle-style extra trim around the collar:

And a simple snap-up back:

I think my favorite part is that the fabrics are the yardage I used as tablecloths from her 1st Birthday Tea Party last year.  It's given them a new life as a Victorian-style outfit.  Definitely an upcycle!  And doesn't it look old-timey when it has an antique photo finish?

I cannot wait for her to wear this out & about.  Now I just need to make something decent for myself so I don't look slobby standing next to her!

Sharing these creations with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so click HERE to check them out!
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  1. Oh I love this. She looks so cute. I have been wanting to make a ruffly bonnet for a while. This is perfect motivation! And I like the ruffles in the front!

  2. Ah its beautiful she is so cute.

  3. This is SO cute! No offense, but I don't think you need to worry what you'll look like out and about with this cutie, all eyes will be on her sweet smile and ruffle framed face!

  4. That is so friggen adorable!!! Visiting from Santa's Gift Shoppe party.
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  5. I was just skim reading and thought the sepia photo was an old photo you used as inspiration. It's an absolutely gorgeous outfit (for a gorgeous girl!).

  6. Oh that is just fantastic! I love all the ruffles everywhere! and you have the cutest model too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Just like old times... she's so pretty...

  8. This is beautiful! I'd love for you to share it at my Share the Wealth Link Party at http://www.laughloveandcraft.com/2011/04/share-wealth-wednesday-link-party.html

  9. Oh I LOVE this! I've had bonnets on the mind too. Your daughter is adorable. :)

  10. Thanks for linking to Take A Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  11. Absolutely Stunning!

    Thanks for linking up to Calling all Crafters on All Things Fee!

    Hope to see you link up again!

  12. I love ruffles! Thanks for linking up!

  13. She looks like a doll in that outfit. Such cuteness in ruffles! My little girl will be 13 soon....don't think she'd care to wear the ruffles now...so sad:( Your newest follower...hope you can visit me sometime soon!

  14. Wow, what a flashy little outfit, hehe. Very cute. :)

    Tnx for stopping by to link this up at Who Made What? Weekends!

  15. 19 months old - how did that happen! I remember when S was still in your tummy and you posted about the maternity dress you'd made! How time flies!
    Less of a baby and more an adorable little girl now x

  16. This is the cutest ever. I've got to make one for my DD to wear. Thanks for the idea and inspiration.

  17. Oh migosh! Where was this tutorial when my girls were babies?!! I love it so much and that baby is adorable. I'd like you to link this too if you have time =)http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

  18. Super cute! Who doesn't love ruffles? Thanks so much for linkin up. Can't wait to see what you have for next week.

  19. Beautiful work! She looks just like a little doll in it!

  20. Love that bonnet and the "vintage" photo.

    Thanks for linking up Cheryl!


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