If you haven't heard of Oliver and S before, you really are in for a treat. They design the most beautiful children's clothing patterns- just the way children's clothing should be! However, despite my praise, this is the first of their patterns that I have actually made; a reversible bucket hat for the little one/s in your life! I've made mine from two contrasting fabrics; an old pair of Will's trousers for the main fabric (with permission, of course) and a beautiful faded floral fabric from my ever-loved, Leons, to line. The fabrics match beautifully and the hat is equally lovely on both sides. Being a floral at heart, it's the inside that I enjoy most, but the neutral, more substantial outer fabric is incredibly practical. This project is fairly quick (it took me a couple of sewing chunks and then some lazy evenings to complete) and is a great use of those little bits of fabric that you've been saving for just-the-right time. The pattern can be downloaded for free and printed at home in four different sizes; extra small, small, medium and large. I still have some trousers left and a number of small heads to cover! I'll definitely be using this pattern again...
Not only is the pattern free to download, but it also comes with beautifully clear, illustrated instructions. What are you waiting for?!

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    Laura Holmes

    Hello and welcome to Duck-Egg Blue! I love to make things and I especially love to make things using a needle and thread. We have a craft room at home, which I spend far too little time in, but things are about to change. With the beginning of my new blog is the beginning of a sewing revival in my life. Sew (!), in a bid to increase my stitching productivity and to encourage others to likewise delight in this or other similar crafts, I hereby declare my Holmes made blog o p e n for public view!
    Here are a few of my ideas, slowly unraveling in my shiny, new, electronic notebook. Enjoy!

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