The Story of the Train Cap & How I Wore It

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If you recall from my Sunday post, I finished my train cap.  Yay!  It went a lot easier that I thought it would.  Maybe because I had never made a hat before.  And maybe because I had to alter to pattern to fit my head. 

You see, I saw a sew-along on this blog.  And I loved that hat!  Except it's for toddlers.  Hmmm.  But the pattern was only $6 so I went here and purchased it. Besides, I already had the perfect corduroy to use.  How difficult can it be to make a toddler hat fit an adult?  I printed it with the expectation of SOMEDAY getting around to altering it and sewing up one fabulous train cap for mui!  

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School got rolling and the pattern hung up on the line for months. Literally.  There is a clothes line' in my office space with things to do. And it was staring at me.  The corduroy was calling my name.  I finally set aside the time, over the weekend, and started to work on it.

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It moved along faster than I thought.  I remembered to read ahead in the instructions at least one step.  Well, read through the whole thing once, then keep ahead of myself so I don't sew something together and then have to rip it out to do the next step.  If that's one thing I've learned on this sewing journey, do NOT assume you know what the next step is.  Sheesh.

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And wala!  Completed little train cap for mui!  (I lined mine with flannel)  I sported it around town while running errands the other day.  It was the perfect amount of spunk I needed to brighten up my gray Sunday.

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See?  I don't even look like a toddler.  Ha!

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White T: Target

Gray Skinnies: Forever 21

Gray Cardigan: ModCloth

Scarf: Citrine Cowl from my shop

Train Cap: Handmade by ME!

Houndstooth Brooch: Handmade by ME! Coming soon to the shop

Earrings: Handmade by ME! 

Shoes: Black Corduroy Toms

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It has become increasingly more fun to wear things I've made.  Makes me want to make more things.  Yay!

Loves!

M

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