Derby Day is a pattern for two unique, handcrafted, artisan hats for dolls. Each hat is a true replica of an adult fedora.
Authentic millinery techniques have been used in the pattern making and construction of these miniature hats. Detailed instructions for two different crown styles, crown lining, attachment of brim and head ribbon application are included in the instructions.
This pattern is designed to fit 18 to 20 inch dolls such as American Girl®, Australian Girl™, and Paola Reina™ with a head circumference
from 12 inches to 13 inches.
Recommended Fabrics: Wool, linen, gabardine, denim, cotton, cotton and polyester. Silk, rayon, fine cotton for lining
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
I enjoyed making this. The pattern and directions are well done. I'm a very experienced seamstress and had no problems. I did change it up a bit because I was going for an Australian Outback sort of look. I used thicker brown felt purchased in the craft section (it took 2, 9"x12" sheets) and did view one. Because I used felt I didn't line the cap. I did trim the seams close to the top stitching to get a smooth finish inside and I only used one piece for the brim leaving it the full width of the pattern so it would be wider. I covered the brim seam with a ribbon band as the directions called for but did a flat seam to join the brim at the center back. I finished it off with a braid I made from 8.2 m leather cording. Looking forward to making another one in a more traditional fedora style. My granddaughter wants me to make some more outback hats for the girl dolls first. She's into the AG Kira stories and playing animal rescue right now.