From Placemat to Bonnet

As part of our Canada’s 150th celebration, our church is planning an 1867 Victorian High Tea for those women in our community who are bereaved.  Part of the festivities will be the wearing of decorated hats and bonnets for the occasion.  We decorated summer straw hats for the event and then I had an idea for some pretty bonnets made from the round woven placemats I saw in the dollar store. This is the result:

 

Completed bonnet with lace and flower trim.Front of pink bonnetUnadorned placemat.

20170902_12064920170902_120707Pleated back forming a crown for the bonnet.

20170902_120743The bonnet pleated inside and sewn down.

20170906_135309Side view of bonnet.

20170906_135333I hand sewed on the lace, ribbon and trim, but the lace and ribbon could be sewn by sewing machine and the flowers could be hot-glued in place.

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