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!



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24 comments:

  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!

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  2. 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!

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  3. That is so friggen adorable!!! Visiting from Santa's Gift Shoppe party.
    ~Kimberlee
    {$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

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  4. 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!).

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  5. 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
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Just like old times... she's so pretty...
    Anna

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  7. 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

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

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

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  10. Absolutely Stunning!

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

    Hope to see you link up again!

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  11. I love ruffles! Thanks for linking up!

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  12. 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!

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

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

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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

    Thanks for linking up Cheryl!

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