I wanted a quick, fun sewing project. Costume/character sewing projects always fit in "fun" category for both Momo and me.
To be honest I am not very familiar with the Strawberry Shortcake characters. Momo learned about the show at school, and told me she loved it. So while I did not know much about it, I remembered seeing the Strawberry Shortcake hat tutorial. I followed this tutorial to make the hat: Lil Strawberry Shortcake Hat Tutorial - Sew Can Do
The tutorial uses strawberry embroidery, but I do not have an embroidery machine. So I just hot glued some pompoms.
The hat turned out huge...it is meant for size 3T/4T, so I did not think to check with Momo' size. I was supposed to cut the brim with 22 inches inner edge. I did, but I am not sure what the seam allowance should have been. And I probably did not overlap the brim edges enough, the hat came out so big. It was big even on my head!
Since this is just a play hat, I did not take it apart for re-do. I pinched and sewed the center back. Still the hat is big enough to swallow Momo's head, if it is pulled down ;o
In order to give the hat some shape, I used air-filled packaging bags. If I were to make it again, I will probably try felt...felt is stiffer and I am thinking it may keep the hat shape better.
When I showed Momo the hat, I thought she would be so excited. Instead, she told me that is not the Strawberry Shortcake hat. Whaaaat? Of course it is! Then I learned the show she is talking about is renewed version and the characters look and dress differently than the classic version. Oh, I did not know that... ;o For the current Strawberry Shortcake hat, I should have used green color for the brim. Well, I am not making another one and Momo just have to accept this!
Linking up to those fun parties.