Hats Off

With every change of season, I find clothes and accessories that I just don’t wear as often as I expected to when I got them. Case in point this time: an adorable summer hat, a straw fedora.

fedora 2

(I forgot to take a before picture, so just pretend that I took this)

I realized that my problem is the black ribbon. It’s just not summery enough maybe? And I don’t wear blacks and whites, so nothing ever looked good. So with a little rehab…


The black becomes a navy blue. For the edging, I chose a ribbon slightly wider than the black one that was already there and just stitched it right over. I pulled the black band right off – it was easy, just hot glued on – and sewed the blue ribbon in its place.

Now the buttons I’m super proud of! Making buttons is my new favorite hobby! I use the Dritz Aluminum Cover button kit from Joann Fabrics, it’s ridiculously fun. I especially love my pink snail buttons, but I’ve also done some adorable chicken buttons that I’m especially fond of.

So from dark and boring to bright and fun with just a ribbon and a few buttons!