Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tasting Table Tuesday - Selvages
I have a friend who will be starting chemo soon, so I wanted to make her a special hat to wear as she looses her hair. She is a huge fan of Jo Morton fabrics, and also loves paisley. So I used a Jo Morton paisley for five of the six hat panels, and pieced some Jo Morton selvages for the front panel and the brim.
To be honest, I started out making a beret-style hat that was made totally from pieced together selvages. It turned out so small that it just perched on the top of my head, and the selvages didn't allow the fabric to drape properly, so it just sat there like a pancake on the top of my head - it looked so ridiculous that I burst out laughing before I took my seam ripper to it, and salvaged what I could of the selvages (try saying that six times fast!). I think this newsboy cap is a much better pattern for this project, so that's what she's getting... It would have looked good with selvages all around, but by the time I cut apart the first hat, I was all out of Jo Morton ones. So the paisley worked, and I hope she likes it...
(I realize this picture's not the best, but I was in a hurry so just dropped the hat on top of a candle hurricane centerpiece on my table - not the best background, but works in a pinch.)