What does every girl need to make her birthday complete?
Why a crown, of course!
Happy Birthday Esme!
My neighbor from across the street turned four years old today and in honor of the occasion, I decided to make her a birthday crown. I stopped by the fabric store and picked up some pink (of course?!) felt. I decided I should go through my vast button and trim collection that I already had on-hand at home to complete the project so I resisted making additional purchases… although I did spend quite a bit of time looking at ribbons, feathers and jewels.
When I began the project I wasn’t quite sure about how large to make the crown base, so I conducted some online research where I discovered that an average 4 year old’s head measures 19 to 20 inches in circumference. You gotta love the internet!
I then searched on princess crown patterns and found some printable patterns; with that, my project was underway. I tried a variety of combinations before coming up with the final result. The design process fascinates me; It never fails to intrigue me how one tries this and that and this and that, until suddenly a combination stands out as being “just right.” What exactly makes it “just right” is hard to quantify, and that is the magic of designing, I suppose.
The crown is made of two layers of felt sewn together at the edges. Decorative trims and buttons are then applied. Soft elastic covered in a fabric sleeve at the back provides wearing ease.
close-up of applied trims and buttons
back elastic application
Her sweet smile says success!