Monday, April 13, 2009

A Little's Boy's cap

I hope you all had a Blessed Easter! We had a lovely time filled with reflection, worship and family. There was also a very cute discussion about how God made clouds amongst the boys :).
Before we started our weekend celebrations, I finished up Nate's cap.
The cap is from The Workwoman's Guide, made of wool and wadded with cotton batting for warmth. The trim is green cotton cord (with a little bit of rayon thrown in, but really, it is nearly impossible to find 100% natural fiber trims these days, so I do my best while still keeping to the "look" of original images).
The interior lining is silk from a thrift store blouse. Frugality and sustainability combined! I love this concept!

There is no brim, because after reading applicable sections of The Workwoman's Guide, and consulting a couple of reputable sutlers, the general conclusion is that brims were not common for very small boys under the age of 5 or 6 in the the mid-19th century.
Nate seems satisfied with the result! The wool suit is courtesy of Marta Vincent at Originals By Kay, combined with the tucked shirt I made previously. The suit is a reproduction from an original 1855 pattern and is completed with the cutest antique silk buttons.
Of course, even the most period correct attire will not prevent a two-year-old from displaying his true colors. Lets hope he won't make mud angels in this one!

Opening day is less than 2 weeks away and there are piles of tucks calling my name. So much for the fun sewing, now back to the basics! :P

6 comments:

Mrs. G said...

Adorable outfit, Lissa, he looks so "spot on"! I'm glad for the info on brimless caps, I never knew that. Good luck on the rest of your projects.

Paris

Lauren said...

He's so ardoreable. I would love to meet them someday :-) God Bless!!!

MissNonaEleanor said...

Very cute Lissa! Nate looks like he really likes his new hat!

Sarah Jane said...

I too did not know that about brimless caps. I was trying to figure out how to make a brimmed one but am glad to know I needn't worry about the brim at this point!

He looks really adorable! And very much like he stepped out of a cdv. Wonderful work!!

nanabanana said...

Natie-bug is a CHARMER and the outfit is fantastic!
Love you!
Mom

sarahanne said...

Your little boys are so cute! It's some much fun dressing little guys up. My two love wearing period clothing!