Frilly Shower Cap (and the one that went wrong...)

In an effort to be less of a drowned rat and more of a bathing beauty, I thought I'd have a go at making a frilly shower cap.

Normally myself and darling daughter 'Wag Dollette' wear plastic shower caps from my hotel toiletry stash. Unfortunately we were down to the last one and the elastic had gone (happens to us all...) hence it looked more like a flat cap than a shower cap. 

Here's the new frilly yet functional shower cap....

frilly shower cap

frilly shower cap

frilly shower cap

It originally started life as some fabric from my stash, a shower curtain (for the waterproof lining), bias binding and a length of elastic. 

I basically drew a large circle from the fabric and lining, joined the edges with the bias tape, used more bias tape for the elastic casing and threaded the elastic through the casing.  

Now this all sounds very simple, but in fact my first attempt didn't quite go according to plan.

Wag Dollette has BIG hair (she definitely doesn't get that from my side of the family) so I thought I'd better make a generously sized shower cap, so generous in fact that it ended up ridiculously huge!

huge shower cap

Now don't try this at home, but I wonder if there's a market for an all in one shower cap to protect your hair and make-up......

Annoyingly I'd used nearly all my lovely home-made bias tape on this first attempt, so I had to make the second one using shop bought tape. I'd also used a good quality shower curtain from Ikea the first time round which was way too thick, so I switched to a Tesco Value shower curtain making the lining thinner and softer (cheaper too!). But you live and learn and that's all part of making and perfecting a project.

Surprisingly I've found a use for the world's largest shower cap, it fits over an entire head of velcro rollers and holds them all in place. Go on then, have another laugh....

enormous shower cap


Tillyflops said…
Oh wow, i just love it.You are so talented.xx
That's so funny - I love the super-sized version. I think hats are like that - so hard to judge head size. Lovely fabric.

Florence x
It looks great, and I'm glad you found a use for the first one!
That did just make me laugh out loud, protecting hair and make up! Fab and I love the material you have used.
Love this. I have never used a shower curtain, but now I kinda want to. So fun;) thanks for linking up and sharing;)
NVFP said…
What a great idea! It looks really good, well done you, clever thing :)
Older Mum said…
Brilliant! Love the pattern!
Unknown said…
Great idea,lovely cap,just found your lovely blog!! I am now following xx Manda xx
Wag Doll said…
Thanks all! Your comments are much appreciated and I've followed back where I can find your blogs :-)
Anonymous said…
Oh no! Scrolling through the images on my google search for Large Shower Cap.. I thought I'd found my dream one! Only they're not for sale... are they? Lovely!
Wag Doll said…
Thanks Anu, I'm surprised so many people have contacted me about the 'one the went wrong' huge showercap lol! I don't make to sell at the moment as I just don't have time, but I'd like to in the future. x
Ana Love Craft said…

So CUTE! Thanks for sharing.
Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

Hugs from Portugal

Ana Love Craft
LavenderField said…
Really cute! I need to try this <3
What size circle did you cut?? THANKS
Wag Doll said…
Hi Grandsie, it was approx 20" in diameter
Unknown said…
20" is that the super-sized one or the smaller one? I know people who would use the super-sized one in a heartbeat because they have so much hair.

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