I mentioned in my post on Tuesday that I was hoping to make a headband to go with the Itty Bitty Baby Dress that I had made, well yesterday I finally got around to it. Now I'd never made an infant headband from stretchy lace before so this was a bit of an experiment. I found some stretch lace at Joann's along with some crystal-like beads, I added some felt petals, and ended up with this. I think that it is pretty darling. I only wish that the lace was cream instead of white, but it was the only thing that I could find. If anyone has any suggestions on the best material to use when making infant headbands I would appreciate it. Now most of the felt headbands that you'll find are made from wool felt, but I didn't have any on hand, and I didn't think that this eco-fi felt looked half bad. With the acrylic felt I think that color choice is essential.
Earlier this week I also made a couple of headbands to add that last little something to some of my favorite outfits. Now I love all of the felt headbands out there for big girls, but I don't know if I can pull them off. These are a bit larger than I am used to wearing, but I think that I like them. I simply cut out my shapes and used my hot glue gun to adhere them. I attached them by making small loops for the headband to slide into. This way I can easily remove the headband if I want to switch it out with another piece. This is the same technique that I used on my rosette headband. I'd have taken pictures of me modeling the headbands, but I need to improve my self portrait skills.
This is all sort of an experiment, and I am by no means an expert, but let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.