Sometimes sewing something you made about 8 times already is just what you need. You don't have to think, you know it will fit, you know it works and you don't have to read the instructions. This pattern is in Ottobre 1/2008 and I have made quite a few of them and they have all been worn and worn.
I used my new piping foot (Bernina 12C) which I'll admit wasn't dirt cheap, but so much easier to use than the zipper foot and gives a lot nicer finish. I really like to use piping, but have been avoiding it because I never enjoyed sewing it. So now I can sew piping on everything!
I had 1/2 a yard of this fabric and cut it really carefully so I could get another bonnet out of it. There was just enough for the outside so I used a different fabric for the inside, the tie and the facing on the smock.