Thursday, 13 September 2012
A review of WWII Era Flight Cap from Mrs Depew
As I told you recently I bought a few pdf-patterns from Mrs Depew Vintage & Notions and the first I tried was the WWII Era Flight Cap. The very short review is that I have only good things to say about the pattern.
Customer service Excellent! The owner stated that she was on vacation, so it could take up to 48 hours to get the pattern, but it took about 20 before I got them. There was a mix-up so I got one pattern wrong, but Mrs. Depew sent the right pattern within minutes after my mail.
The pattern Very nicely executed with clear lines.
Sewing it Extremely easy. From start to finish it took me less than two hours to make, and that includes putting the pattern pieces together. I think this is a very good beginners pattern as there are only two pattern pieces, so if hat making scares you, I think you should try this one.
The result My fabric was a bit too heavy, but also a bit too soft, so it was a bit difficult to press. I think a more lightweight and crisper fabric would improve the look. I still like the look and will very likely make this hat again. I also think you could make it into a very cute fascinator if you make the pattern pieces smaller.