Friday, November 22, 2013

On hold - Urban Don Cap Done!

The strawberry dress is hold for a few days. It's my Dad's 80th birthday today and we are going out for a family lunch on Sunday. My Dad has always worn hats and caps and when Urban Don released a cap pattern a few days ago, I knew I had my gift. (Also one of my cousin's child is coming to Brisbane for a working holiday on Sunday morning also so I'll be busy with him for a little bit). 

Edit: The cap is done but I will post when I get a photo of my Dad wearing it tomorrow. It looks great!

The cap pattern is so easy, but I did mange to sew the cap pieces together incorrectly and only worked it out after I had sewn the lining together and had the cap and the lining topstitched (doh!). I just thought it was going to magically become a cap but unpicked it last night. I have most of it together but need some Petersham for the inside band. I bought some 1" bias tape but I think I'll get the Petersham tomorrow in my running around.

The fabric is a stretch suiting - not sure of the composition. It was a remnant from years ago at the designer fabric sale I go to. I had a skirt cut out from it and thought I wouldn't sew the skirt up - it was cut out 2 years ago?? I checked in one of my bins of fabric and found a piece so I could still make the skirt although I don't wear brown so I don't know what I was thinking. The lighter colour you see isn't actually white but a pale blue but the other colour is pretty spot on. I have the peak made there you see, and the lining which is just pinned together. The lining is some brown cotton which is quite heavy (maybe quilting weight) that a friend's mother gave me. As I said, I don't wear brown but it's great for this and as the suiting is quite light, it could be a summer cap as well as a winter in Brisbane cap. Honestly I have not made a hat before, but I reckon that you could knock this over in an hour.  Top Cap! Oh Urban Don also has put combat cap pattern up on his blog too - both FREE I might add. Thanks Urban Don!


  1. Happy 80th to your Dad! He is going to love this cap ~ so clever of you to whip it up ... J

  2. Great cap. I've been very tempted by Urban Dons patterns, but haven't made one up yet. Great to hear your good experience with them, and that your version looks so good!


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