July 14, 2010
This day 7 years ago, I was nearing the end of a cookery and language course at Ecole des Trois Ponts in the south of France. I remember sitting on the terrace enjoying the balmy evening with a glass of wine. It was warm and peaceful. Every now and then the chirrup of the crickets was punctuated by the faraway bang of Bastille Day fireworks. Tout parfait.
Now as 14 July rolls around again, my time at the chateau - conjugating verbs and curling quenelles - is a fading memory. And Bastille Day isn't quite the same, half a world away in a grey Melbourne winter.
At least I can mark the day in this brand new béret.
The pattern I used is a new release from Nicole Mallalieu Design. I had the good fortune to test the pattern before it went on sale this week. Its an absolute dream to sew. Nikki's instructions are so easy to follow and the project itself is lovely and quick.
With variations in shape and size, its a lovely versatile pattern. My version - in grey wool with a emerald bemsilk lining - has a medium sized crown depth. And I already have plans for others.
Why not try making your own?
I should think you'll be beret glad you did.
(Très amusant, non?)
by Nicole Mallalieu Design
To fit head sizes 54cm - 60cm (with option to alter to fit up to 63cm)
With three crown depth options
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