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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{Pinterest Project} Custom Fedora

{Pinterest Project} is a series where I actually make something I've pinned, usually putting my own spin on it. So far, Pinterest hasn't let me down with all the amazing ideas. Today's project originated from this pin, from Honestly WTF. I warn you, don't check that blog unless you plan on getting sucked in all afternoon. My project list doubled, and I'm now hell-bent on making bracelets!!??


I love this straw fedora (seen in this outfit post), but didn't love the crocheted decorative band. I'd planned on replacing it with a cute striped ribbon, but Honestly WTF's embroidered idea was better. All that's needed is embroidery floss and needle.


After cutting off the existing band, I threaded the needle with a long strand of floss, doubling it for extra thickness. After tying a knot at the end of the thread, I simply started on the inside of the hat and stitched a free-hand pattern. Not such a great idea. You kind of need to know what you want before starting...maybe sketch it on paper first. This pattern was a fail.


So I cut it out and started again. Another fail.


This time I thought about what I wanted...a herringbone pattern....and sketched it out. Not being a sewer-person, I had to google how to execute that stitch, and followed this tutorial. I started with the blue, then came back a second time with the white thread.


My adoration of this straw hat is fairly inappropriate, but I love it and can't stop wearing it. The pattern is classic, and the colors are perfectly preppy.


Mr. Sugarplum captured this completely candid shot of me fluffing the hostas on our front porch. Not really. I said, "Take a picture of the back." And he said, "Bend down and act like you're doing something with the plant." Hmmm, okay. Maybe he had ulterior motives. But the back of the hat is cute!


So I think this was another successful {Pinterest Project}, thanks to Honestly WTF! Think you'll give it a try? The hardest part is choosing your thread colors. Oh, and a pattern.


 {Outfit Deets: Fedora - Local Shop; Striped Top - The Limited; Striped Scarf - World Market


  1. It is just adorable Cassie! Love it! You have inspired me to try!

  2. LOVE it! I always forget about World Market for accessories. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Uhhh, ADORABLE! What a fabulous idea and it looks so cute on you. I'm going to give this a try.

  4. haha those fails totally made me laugh! Thanks for reminding us that it might take a few tries!

  5. OMG you're so damn cute! Absolutely love the fedora - I may try to find one that I can makeover. I especially love the comment about your husband telling you to bend over for an action shot. You two are so cute and in love - it's refreshing! I am also crazy in love with my hubby of 8 years, and it's hard to find friends that are on the same wavelength (up here in crazy-paced, stressful DC). xoxo

  6. You are totally rocking that fedora! Love that project. I also love how your husband is suggesting poses for the blog -- so cute!

  7. Cutest Fedora I've seen! Also loving the stripe on stripe action!! I'm throwing a shower this weekend, I put a sneak peak on my blog I'd love it if you checked it out! I'm going to post the full on shower next week too! Can't wait to see your Fourth of July tablescape!

  8. Wow, that is adorable! And it looks so great on you!

  9. I LOVE that!!! The embroidery is great... so much better than the original band! I wonder if I can pull off that look?

  10. Now that is cute! You look great in a hat! I need one for some trips coming up! :)

  11. Seriously.....I could do that! How cute.


Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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