Monday, May 30, 2016

Hat from ‘cycle-hacked’ garments

'Newsboy' style hat with crown assembled from varigated panels of sunflowers-on-green-check, pale green lace over pale green backing fabric and dark green-on-green embroidered fabric. The hat band is bias-cut sunflower-and-check. The visible upper bill is pale green lace over backing fabric. The hat sits atop a folded sleeveless dress of the sunflower-and-green-check print and a dark-green embroidered tunic with a yellow-gold embroidered and appliqued neckline border

Talk about a win-win situation: I chop the hemline of a dress or long tunic so that I can wear it, paired with pants or leggings, while I ride on my bicycle. This saves garments that, while loved, might otherwise never be worn because they weren’t biking-compatible. Here, leftover fabric from recent alterations found purpose of their own when assembled into a “newsboy” hat. The crown, band and brim of the hat were assembled out of fabric from a sunflower-print dress, an embroidered long tunic and a long lace skirt. Shown with it are “cycle-hacked” garments that contributed its fabric.

Also posted to Librarian on a Bicycle

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