The first thing you should know about me is I love all things children's vintage. I am also a wife to a handsome husband, and a mother to LM (3) and Lark (6 months), who are both blonde, blue-eyed dolls - one sports ringlets, the other peach fuzz and pixie ears. I stay at home with my girls and whenever I can find the time I work on my vintage children's etsy shop, and blog over at hart + sew where I give peeks into our lives, share craft projects and lucky thrift finds, and dress up my girls (and sometimes myself) in pretty vintage frocks.
My niece who is the same age as LM has a birthday coming up and I wanted to make something special to give her. I love to sew vintage patterns, and recently came across this darling 1920's felt cloche pdf pattern. With fall just around the corner I thought it would be the perfect unique gift!
Of course, I couldn't resist making one for my little girl too and it was so easy I just might make another! I had LM model them for me during a trip to the park on a warm day, but I can't wait to pair the hat with a cute pea coat and scarf when the weather turns cooler.
When I sew vintage patterns I like to imagine the sweet little girls many years ago who wore these same styles...and I'm sure they probably made silly faces while wearing them too!