Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Last Minute Sewing!!!!

This Week has been a bit Hectic 
in the House...Miss 12yrs is off 
to her first state camp with her 
Girl Guide Troupe...Yippee Yippee 

After weeks and months of planing and fund raising 
we are finally to the part where we pack.
Miss 12yrs is a very independent and mature young girl.
And I like her to take charge and pack her own 
kit...They supplied us with a off she went,
a couple hours later she emerges from 
her room with a list of extras that she needs...
you know the usual suspects, deo,toothpaste etc
and that was that...
well so I thought lol

On Tuesday the day that I was to leave for Brisbane airport
to drop her to off for her plane trip to Cairns
When 3 hrs out from packing the car 
Miss 12yrs informs me that she needs a hat!!!!
We just didn't have time to go out shopping again...I still had to get dinner 
done and kids into bed...Shopping at that time of the day,
Not a hope in Hell!!!!

So I said I will make you one...My inner Critic went into a tail spin
 going through my head ...all the while 
I had a smile on my Face...Now here is a little secret....I haven't made a 
hat before, well at least not without help, a lot of help and I mean a lot,
so technically I didn't really make the hat, as this was 
 when I first starting sewing many years ago
and frankly I just couldn't tell you how I (or the teacher) did it...

So off we went and asked Google for a simple hat 
Why a a simple pattern...
Well I don't sew garments nor do I do hats for that matter
I am a Quilter and Quilts is what I do...So simple it is for me 
when it comes to any form of Garment sewing... 
and the simpler the better.

 not only did one pop up 
but Miss 12 loved it and quickly ran off to 
pick her fabric :) :) This is a good sign.

So what pattern did I use 
I used 
By Jen of 
A Tie Dye DIVA Pattern 
How gorgeous is the fabric that Miss 12 picked for
her hat...Flowers is the outer and Anchors is the
lining :) 

so with my purchase now complete it was time to print it off 
and get cutting...

This the first time that I have ever used any of her patterns
and I am in no way affiliated with Jen the pattern designer...
What can I can say is, that I love how this pattern was written... 
and how easy the pattern was to follow,
She just loved it so much, that she got the
giggles and couldn't stop 
each step was clearly marked out with pictures ...
I also love that the pattern had 2 sizes 
Small/Med and 

I cut out the Main Fabric and Lining, 
while Miss 12yrs helped by cutting out the interfacing 
and ironing and basic prep work, 
this cut my time down so I could get to we had to pack the car and other chores to get done
sooner rather than later, as I had to get to sleep 
for the all nighter I was about to pull. As we live 3hrs 
away from the airport

Now this hat took me from start to finish 45 mins
with the help from Miss 12 
I would assume that it would take about 
an hour without help....

 I can and will recommend this pattern to anyone that is 
looking for a quick and easy Sun Hat pattern to make 
either for themselves for the Girl Guide in your 
 I give this pattern a 5 out 5 pincushions 
(yep that is my new rating system
the pincushion rating) I got the idea from a 
group that I am in on Facebook,
and the pattern is now in with 
all my other patterns :) and will be used 
more often than not...
and I will be heading over to her Facebook page and shop to
see what else she has on offer :):) 

and as you can see from the pictures Miss 12 Loves her hat ") 
so woo hoo for me I made my girls day,
and a thank you to Jen from 
A Tie Dye DIVA
for making it so easy to please 
Miss 12 no easy feat indeed :) 

Till Next Time
Happy Quilting ") N


  1. Well done, Mum!!! I have 2 girls and know how hard it is to please a 12 year old so, if I didn't know you to be an amazing sewist, I'd be beyond belief!!

    1. Thank you Rebecca for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog...And Miss is one very hard person to please at times LOL ....I hope to see you here often :)

  2. Wow! I love it! Great job Nicole. Miss 12yo looks amazing and happy! Have fun in Cairns lovely!

    1. Thank you hun...I am sure she will have a blast...its killing me not know what she is up to...but she is in good hands :) can't wait to hear all about it :)

  3. Brought such a smile to my face! I hope Miss 12 has the best time ever at camp - she looks wonderful in her pretty hat!

    1. Oh Jen I am so glad you stopped by to say hi...I am glad that i have managed to bring a smile to your day too...I can't wait to get another pattern and get making ...I just have to decide which you have any recommendations for your go to pattern for my Little M (2yrs) :) :) thanks again for such a wonderful pattern :)