My Jaunty Jim caps are quite a new venture for me, something I began last November when I was asked by one of my stockists to make some gifts suitable for a man. I really enjoy doing them as they prove quite a contrast to my Agnes and Cora accessories- a much more rugged and robust style of sewing!
I like contrasting neatly hand-appliqued panels with raggedy `patches` made from layers of rough edged toning fabrics with lots of scribbly machine stitching visible.
The fabric is 100% recycled, using scraps of tartans and tweeds and pieces from old ties.
For Spring, I have also been using linens and toiles from furnishing fabric samples. Some caps are also finished with a scattering of vintage buttons.
A new selection of Jaunty Jim caps will soon be winging their way to Verve in Rose Street, Edinburgh and Flux in Leith.
They are perfect gifts for that special man as each cap is unique. I may be biased, but I think every guy looks good in a cap!
Jim (Jimmy) was my grandad`s name (husband to Agnes!). He wore a jaunty cap every day so I thought it was fitting that I called my label after him!