Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cool Weather Snoods

I'd been thinking a bit about sewing snoods for fall and winter, but when I bought quite a bit of crushed stretch velvet I had princess dresses in mind.  Then I decided to sew a few snoods to see how they would turn out.  I finished my first velvet snood last night and tried it on.

It was so comfortable!  I took my hair down and tried the snood again (which is Snood Test #2 when I'm sewing).  It stayed in place.  I decided to wear it to bed to see how it did and it actually stayed on my head, comfortably until early morning, which was great because I don't like sleeping with my hair up, but I also don't like it down where Mae can reach it and grab it when I get up to feed her.

Then I wore it to Mass today... and kept it on all day (it's still on!).  I will definitely be making velvet snoods in the dozen or so other colors of velvet that I purchased last week!  This color is already up on my site.  I'll keep adding more as I make them!

I love how it stretches to fit my hair when it's in a bun, a pony tail, or down.

Can you see where I broke my nose (twice) playing rugby in the picture below?  That's what stands out to me when I look at this one!


  1. I am pretty excited about this. I have been wanting a "sleep cap" for a while and have yet to find one that I like. I tried to sleep in snood I bought from you before, but it wasn't comfortable. Is this more comfy to sleep in than your other ones?

  2. I haven't tried sleeping in any of the other ones but I would definitely think this one would be more comfortable because the fabric is so soft and because of the way these fit. The ribbon I used also makes it a little bit less bulky than some of the snoods with thicker ties.

    I didn't expect to like the velvet as much as I do, but I'm so excited about how they turned out!

  3. I love those! That could be a winner with me...

  4. I didn't know you played rugby!! I did too!! Well, I have to say, I don't think there are many ruggers that rock a snood like you do - broken nose or not! :)

  5. These are beautiful snoods! They do look soft and comfortable. :)

  6. This is beautiful! I'm thinking of trying out a snood, since I end up pulling my hair back so often at home to keep it out of my face. I've never used one before, just a kerchief style covering or headband. If I take the plunge, you'll see me at your store. :)


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