Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Land Girl Hairband

Frankie and Slightly Reluctant Cat

In town last week, Little One suddenly suggested she would like a haircut. Her long hair was annoying her in the heat, so before she could change her mind I whisked her into a hairdressers. They gave her a great bob, my favourite style. But now her hair is a bit short to tie back in a pony tail, so we had to come up with some new styles.


So here are the new hairbands. She said she wanted it slightly in the style of a "land girl". Did anyone else really enjoy Land Girls on the TV? (Not the film, which is also good, but there was a Bristish television series on a few years ago. Actually I think it ran for several series.) 


The hairband is fairly simple to make. I have put the pattern instructions so they are downloadable in a single document and it is available in my Craftsy Shop. Sewing patterns are a bit of a new thing for me. (I did do a smocked hairband, in a failed attempt to repopularise the craft of smocking.) I expect there are pattern drawing software programmes but I have done this with the old sketchpad and scanner. 

I guess you could wear the band with the bow on the side or back. This one was made from an old school dress, to co-ordinate with her school uniform.

Here are a few more. There are three different styles of ties in the pattern to give a bit of choice: curved, single-point and double-point. What you can't really tell from the photos is the band is made in three sections, with elastic under the ties. This makes it more comfortable to wear, and means you can make slight adjustments in size.  The bow is purely decorative. It also means you don't need a really long bit of fabric to make the band, and as you can see I am using up all sorts of oddments to make Frankie a selection of bands.










23 comments:

  1. How pretty! It's such a lovely way of keeping hair tidy and I love that it has different looks, too. Yes, I think there is pattern designing software, but I also use a sketchpad and pen - much easier for me than learning new software!

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  2. A lovely headband, thanks for sharing the pattern x

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  3. These look lovely and it's great that they can be co-ordinated with her outfits. I love the photo's.

    Jan x

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  4. I love the way you use your skills to solve problems. This is a great idea. Fab :)

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  5. That's a great headband and your model is showing them off beautifully. Great photos.
    My little house is the white one with 2 red doors!

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  6. Very pretty headbands. Yes, I loved the series Land Girls too - it was very good. Hope you have a good week.

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  7. aww this is such a cute design! i love how casual and fun it is and the different fabrics are a great way of varying it. Frankie looks very happy with her new look - well done mum! :)

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  8. What great headbands, and beautifully modelled!

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  9. The hairband are great. I know a certain little girl who will want one if she ever sees this page lol (and a smaller little girl who will want one based on her sister having one!)

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  10. Lovely hairbands - and a great way to keep hair off the face too (I get bored with alice bands). Thanks for sharing the pattern too.

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  11. Cute little headbands, and even cuter little girl wearing them.

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  12. Cute hairbands! I have bookmarked the pattern- I will make a few once we fix the sewing machine.

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  13. those head bands are super cute. what a great idea. :)

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  14. Doesn't Frankie look lovely in her new bob and headbands xx

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  15. She does the land girl look so well! I notice your girl has a scar on her eyebrow exactly where I have a scar. I got mine when I fell of a swing, then turned around and it hit me in the face! I wonder how your girl got hers?

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  16. These are really lovely, im determined to have a go though i'm not much of a sewer as i really like this 'land girl' style x

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  17. Such a great look for those in between hair lengths, my nieces would love these!

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  18. it looks so cute - love the land girls style!

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  19. So sweet! Been wanting to give my daughter a hair cut too, but she starts to scream at the though of even removing a centimeter, good for Frankie! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday, and loved the knit fairie with the freesia hat, your most fabulous effort yet, i do believe!

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  20. Pretty Land Girl headbands and lovely model! I like the bob style too and it looks very adorable and Chic on Frankie!

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  21. Cute headbands! Thank you for linking up at Submarine Sunday!

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  22. This is so cute, and yes, I love that series! It was sad to finish watching the series a couple of months ago.:) Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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  23. How pretty and so original, thanks for sharing with Summer Carnival.

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