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When Buggy was a baby and her hat continually slipped forward over her face in the pram, my mum always said she needed an old-fashioned bonnet. The problem was, at that stage my sewing repertoire amounted to a few pairs of baby shoes and maybe a romper.

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Years later I discovered Made by Rae’s peekaboo bonnet, and settled on sewing for this amazing looking child.

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I mean seriously could your eyes be any blue-er, your cheeks any more delicious?!!

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This bonnet is so awesome and both my children loved trying it on! And I love that it is reversible, to match any outfit!

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Such an easy sew, I even made my own piping as I once again could not be bothered getting in the car to drive to Spotlight. Sydney traffic man! But in the end, the floral piping I think worked out much better than my initial idea to add red.

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My outer mustard fabric is the same Andover chambray I used for Buggy’s Pocahontas Hide and Seek dress. I should get commission from them lately! The floral is a sweet vintage cotton I picked up from Reverse Garbage. I also used it in Buggy’s Mara Blouse if you recall.

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The brim is pretty long, great for keeping out that unwanted sun, but this little lady also liked to wear hers folded back to keep an eye on the action.

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Look how beautiful the back gathers! Did I mention – EASY SEW! I was so impressed with the look for minimal effort.

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Definitely going to make one for Buggy when I get through my birthday/Xmas sewing! I think she can pull it off even though she’s almost four. A Little Women look!

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I just wish I had more little girl cherubs to sew for. Friends, you hear that, hint, hint! Thank you to Miss E for her first modelling assignment. She was pretty beat by the end! As I’m sure her mamma was too. Thanks Amy xx

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