Wednesday, January 25, 2012

there's a first for everything.

 when my co-worker and some of my new found work friends found out i could sew they were all super excited. one of my friends is a fellow bike rider and he loved the hats i was making and made it his mission to find some fabric so that could make a hat for him. his hat would be my first custom hat for anyone besides me and tom.
weeks went by and then one day he came into work and handed me a vintage "hawaiian" print button up shirt. we talked about what he wanted and i got to work.
the shirt was so cute and he really wanted one of the birds to be on one of the panels so i made sure to cut out the pattern very carefully. what i didn't take a picture of is that i also put a bird on the underside of the bill. 

he was so very happy with it and i was excited to see how happy he was about it too. what i liked about it was that he found me the fabric. i have another hat i am working on for a fellow blog buddy and will show that when it is done.


-->> if any one wants a custom hat we can totally chat about it. contact me and we can discuss more!

xo,
cb

21 comments:

  1. adorable! Isn't doing custom stuff with a particular person in mind fun?! Also, I just noticed in your blog pic of yourself that you have a wooden heart necklace on, I have one too except it broke but I kept it so I can get around to fixing it one of these days.

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    1. Yea i love doing custom. We are wooden heart twins! I hope you can easily fix it. I love mine. My co worker gave it to me.

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  2. what a fab hat! and what a great way to repurpose some great fabric. Love it! xox

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    1. Thanks! I loved that he brought me a shirt rather then yardage. Made it that more unique!

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  3. Put a bird on it! That pattern would be brilliant on a bikini, don't you think? So tropical and summery!

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    1. Haha, that is from portlandia right? It would be super cute as a bikini!

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  4. its fantastic! i love the bird on the side. i don't even really know how to ride a bike and i want one. ^_^ i hope you make more!

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    1. I am making anowr one for a blog buddy. I am using my fabric but if you want to send me fabric i can always make you one.

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  5. what a cute idea! love the print x

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  6. I love that fabric! And the hat turned out fantastic, you're a master seamstress! :)

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  7. he found some pretty rad fabric. It reminds me of Mr. Buffet and margaritas. Man I want a margarita right now and like a beach to sit on and maybe a fish taco with some nachos.....

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  8. I want to go to this place with you...it is exactly what i need! A lazy day in the sun drinking, hanging out with one bitchin lady. I think i want to live in hawaii.

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  9. That is so nice!!! I bet he's going to get tons of compliments on it :)

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  10. wow, cb, that is AWESOME! the shirt looked pretty tacky in it's original state, but i think it's the perfect fabric for a biker hat! i so wish chris would wear a hat like that because i would place an order IMMEDIATELY! now i'm really going to think about who i know that might wear one (i would, but i always look silly in hats) because i want to get in on the awesomeness!

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    1. Thanks danielle! I would love it if you were my bike hate lady pimp! Hehe. They are my favorite things to sew, i thought i never looked good in hats until i wore the one i made. There truly is a first for everything ;)

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  11. lady way to go wit the hat adding black certainly brings out the pattern.

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  12. such a fun hat, great idea! Hope they wear helmets too : )
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  13. that's a great use for Hawaiian shirts-- they often have such pretty fabric

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    1. i know, he picked such a great shirt!

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xo,
cb