Monday, 29 June 2009

Gothic Laura Ingalls goes Dutch

Since I was close to a sunstroke 2 weeks ago I decided it was time for another good sunhat. I am currently working on some different designs.
Keeping in mind that my head is actually quite large I wanted a shape that would not be so size-related.

In mind came Laura Ingalls' yellow bonnet (too many reruns of The Little House On The Prairie =^x^= ), but in a kawaii fabric version. This option will also be explored in the future.

But now I got side tracked by the idea of combining it with Dutch traditional folk wear.
In Dutch tradional costume the women often have a lace hat or bonnet. And particularly in Zeeland they sometimes wear starch striped, floral or plaid fabric to cover chest and shoulders. This is for instance the case in Spakenburg. I decided to use that starch printed fabric for the hat to emphasis the simple lines.



Bonnet

The shimmery "mirrors" completed the Dutch influence.
Thank you, kraplap: to also be an inspiration to this design with the weekly challenge for the European StreetTeam.

There will be more bonnets and sunhats coming into my Etsy store soon!

1 comment:

kraplap said...

Ik vind de combinatie van bonnet met die hollandse stoffen zo leuk; en die spiegeltjes maken het af !