I have been stitching away on some old fashioned vintage bonnets. Over the past few years, I've made these sweet prairie bonnets for several of the little girls in my life. They remind me of the young pioneer girls that trudged alongside the covered wagons. My great grandmother was six years old when she traveled with her parents across the plains in the covered wagon from Tecumseh, Kansas to the Oregon Territory. I have lovingly dedicated these bonnets to her...Evaleena Benson Newman.
|Don't you think Laura Ingalls Wilder would have loved wearing this sunbonnet?|
"THREE IN ONE"
1. As an Apron with a nice pocket in front.
2. As a Sunbonnet to shade one's sweet face from the hot sun
3. As an extra spacious Clothespin Apron when folded up and buttoned
(see button and buttonhole placement in a photo below)
|M. L. Attwell|
|I made my own coordinating binding for this one.|
I think it added a bit of extra charm.
|My favorite collection of fabric is Aunt Grace's 1930 reproduction prints.|
I have been collecting these prints for nearly 20 years.
I also love feedsack prints and have a few original ones.
|My prairie bonnets and their sewing pattern are being featured at a local quilt shop in the town where I live.|
I will be selling the pattern on Etsy in the near future.
|I received an order from a shop in Sisters, Oregon. These are some that I've made for their shop.|
I used reproduction prints from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
You might recognize some American Jane...Dick and Jane prints.
|MAMA'S LITTLE HELPERS|
|These are a few of my favorite things....|
How I love the soft colors and old fashioned conversation prints!
|Many Hands Make Light Work! |
Thank you for visiting me, my dear friends!
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."
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