After trying on Liesl's wonderful beret at Sewjourn, I couldn't wait to make one of my very own!
My Beret Pattern arrived in the post Thursday morning, so I got to work Saturday afternoon, and whipped one up for myself. It was super quick and easy - it only took me about an hour to cut out and sew (after I'd chosen the fabric from the stash). As with all Nikki's patterns, the step by step process in the instructions was a dream.
There are plenty of variations to choose from so that you can make it in a style that suits. I made mine up using the medium size, with a shallow crown.
I've got the puffy steroid face going on at the moment
I did consider making it in a bright vintage floral, but I thought it best to stick to a classic wool fabric in a classic Melbourne steel grey colour for the first one.
I wore it all day yesterday and it kept my head toasty and warm on such a cold winters day.
Of course, I couldn't possibly resist adding some colour via the lining fabric. I received this gorgeous pink and green floral from Tracey at Thrift Nest Sew..... and it just so happens, that it's the exact same floral the Bec used on her Panel Bag.
If you'd like to chuckle about what Liesl's beret got up to at Sewjourn, pop on over and visit Gypsy. It turns out that our Gypsy is quite a poet!