"I shall wear a large bonnet, and bring one of my little baskets hanging on my arm. Here, -- probably this basket with pink ribbon."
I was commissioned to trim some more bonnets! This time a couple of Austen-style bonnets for little ones. I used straw hats for the bases again, trimmed with bias binding and lovely grosgrain ribbon. They're covered with vintage cotton in cute floral prints. Considering the sewing machine threw a bit of a wobbly so they're hand stitched, I'm pretty pleased with them.
I even used the melty technique for the first time to stop the ribbon ends fraying. Just trim your ribbon ends diagonally, then hold over a flame (think candle/lighter, not bonfire) for a few seconds so it melts a little, forming a seal. No more fraying!