A young friend is soon turning two, so I got out the sewing machine and whipped up a little birthday accoutrement.
Fortunately, I have friends who don't get too concerned when I call and ask for their child's head circumference with no real explanation.
The little thane loves dress-up, so I suspect this crown will see plenty of use long after his birthday has passed.
I drafted my own pattern (using Ranger's head for height reference). The awesome gold fabric had been given to me by the recipient's mom last year.
The crown reverses to corduroy and is adjustable (thanks to the miracle of Velcro) from 18 to 23.5 inches.
It has a fusible fleece interfacing by Pellon inside to give it rigidity.
If all goes well, I hope to post a full tutorial for this design (added 11/2008) in the next week and start working on a more feminine version. Ambitious plans in these lazy days of summer.
What ages do you think would appreciate a birthday crown?
What would you think if your child received something like this as a gift? We're trying to think of simple gifts that are fun but enriching these days.
Happy birthday, sweet prince!