Sulis Hat (Printed Pattern)
The Sulis Hat (Pattern #005) is named for an ancient Celtic goddess of the sun, who was thought to reside by the thermal spring in Bath. This is Pattern Fantastique's offering for those who wish to embody a goddess lounging by the water, or in the backyard with a paddling pool.
The Sulis Hat has serious sun protection in mind but a shape only worthy of the divine. With an offset brim which is deeper at the front and shorter at the back and a crafted form-fitting crown for a strong silhouette, the Sulis is reminiscent of 70’s era YSL fashion.
There are optional ties for when a blustery air god swings by and crown trim for a little added finish. The Sulis remains soft and pliable so that it can be stashed in a beach bag or pressed into crisp perfection for special occasions.
Denim or canvas Non-stretch.
The weight of an outerwear garment like a jacket or traditional jeans without any stretch.
Lightweight cotton or linen.
Small = 55 - 56 cm • 21⅝" - 22"
Medium = 57 - 58 cm • 22½" - 23"
Large = 59 - 60 cm • 23 ¼"- 23 ⅝"
Comes with highly detailed instructions.
For those who have made the Lucent Visor, the Sulis Hat is simpler to construct.
•Optional topstitching thread.
•Optional cord to use instead of self-made rouleau.
•Fusible Buckram (single sided) = 100 cm x 50 cm • 39⅜" x 19 ⅝"
(synthetic heavy but pliable fusing can be used alternatively)
Width 140 cm • 55 ⅛"
With crown trim = 70 cm • 27 ½ "
Without crown trim = 65 cm • 25 ⅟16"
Width 150 cm • 59 1/16"
With crown trim = 70 • 27 ½"
Without crown trim = 55 cm x 21 10⁄16"
Pattern Fantastique patterns are currently available in PDF format. This means we can email them to you where ever you are in the world! No shipping, just the magic of cyber space.
When you purchase a pattern, we'll email you two PDFs in a zip file: a pattern and an instruction booklet.
To assemble the PDF into your sewing pattern, print and tape the pages together, like the easiest jigsaw you have ever made. We have little maps (circled in pink below) on each page to illustrate the order.
Our core sizes are 8-16, although we add sizes 6 and 18 to free fitting styles. These are noted in the product descriptions.
The pattern instructions have detailed notes on how to choose the best size for you.
Shoulder to shoulder
|HPS* to knee||107||108.5||110||111.5||113||114.5||116|
|HPS to hip||67.4||68.2||70||70.8||71.6||72.4||73.2|
|HPS to waist||42||42.5||43||43.5||44||44.5||45|
Hip: widest part of hip.
High hip: where a hipster waist band would sit.
Shoulder: the bony point of shoulder.
HPS: highest point of shoulder, where shoulder and neck seams join.
Top arm & Thigh: the widest part of the limb.
Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.
Checking printer settings
In your printer settings dialogue:
- Select the 1st page only for a scale test
- Paper size should be A4
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size"
Measure the test page
Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.