Sunday, April 8, 2012

Retro Headbands

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Today I did some fun sewing and wrapping for my friend Nissa's birthday. I made two reversible headbands that can be worn two ways—knotted at the top of the head or tied at the back. I love them so much I had a hard time parting with them. I can't wait to make myself one or two.
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The pattern I used was from the book Sew Darn Cute, a book I was given for my own birthday last year. Once I mastered the art of enlarging the pattern, the actual cutting and sewing was a cinch. I can't decide which I like more—the aqua or the denim and polka dot. They're both so cute!
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When done, I rolled up the headbands and got out a vintage-style handkerchief (I say vintage "style" because it's of indeterminate origin). A pretty handkerchief is much for fun than your standard wrapping paper.
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The birthday girl wore the red polka dot side out at dinner. I neglected to snap a pic, but rest assured she looked retro-fabulous. Happy Birthday, Nissa!

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