I’d like to say that I’m one of those people that takes everything in stride and never complains. Ummm, yeah. Honestly, I’m quite a bit better than I used to be but being 38+ weeks pregnant (and all that goes along with that) has definitely tested my patience this last week. *sigh* I won’t go into details, but let’s just say I.AM.READY!
What do you do when you wake up at 1:00am with contractions and can’t fall back asleep? If you are me, you decide to sew something. I decided to finish up a quick project that I had started but had to put aside until I got the rest of the supplies I needed. Darn bias tape.
Side note: I bought my bias tape at Wawak. They have SO many sewing supplies, cost less than most everywhere else, AND have really quick shipping in my experience. I’m a fan.
The project that I had started was a scrub cap for my husband. The fabric I used for this project is the one and only custom designed knit fabric I have ever purchased. When I saw these synapses from Knitorius Fabrics (on Facebook) I knew I was willing to splurge on it. My husband and I are both science lovers and the design was so unique and well, amazing, that I couldn’t resist this once. I haven’t bought into the hype of custom fabrics (yet), but I can definitely understand why some people do. The weight of this fabric is really nice. It’s thick and soft and I love it. I’m pretty sure this was the first fabric I showed my husband and his response was more than the standard “that’s nice.” He knew what they were right away. I actually think he told me something even more accurate like it’s not technically a synapse but an action potential. 🙂
So then I had the fabric and needed to figure out what exactly to make with it. A friend suggested a scrub cap, which are typically made from woven cotton. I decided to give it a try with my awesome knit. I found a scrub cap pattern on Craftsy (again made for wovens) and gave it a shot. I was pretty confused by the pattern instructions and then asked my husband to bring home one of the disposable ones for reference. I was a little nervous because a) I was using knit b) the pattern pieces were a little smaller than the disposable cap and c) my husband has a larger than normal head (love ya babe, but it’s the truth). I gambled on the fact that knit has stretch and this time the gamble worked. Yay! The fit was actually pretty spot on.
I’m sure I could have just emailed the pattern designer to clarify the instructions, but I decided just to wing it. I’m sure they probably aren’t as confusing to someone more experienced. I used my serger to sew the top and the brim together and then just used double wide bias tape around the bottom and left tails for tying. It came together really quickly. I’m sure I’ll make another backup one.
K describes the final product as “stormy” and “stylish.” Stylish? Where does a 4 year old come up with these things?