Sunday, 29 May 2011
18th century hats
18th century hats are so much fun and I love to make hats. And I only have three, go figure. I'm working on getting more of them, though. The first one is a straw hat I bought in a store for oriental food for very little money. I cut off the crown and shortened it before I re-attached it. The pink ribbons are the same as on my blue jacket.
The second is made of a woven place mat that I stiffened with glue and re-inforced the edges with millinery's wire. The crown is made of buckram. Covered in white cotton velvet, blue grosgrain bands and blue flowers. I think it is vastly pretty!
The third one was very simple. I covered the crown with a pouff of silver dupion silk (scrap from another project) and made a cockard from another piece of scraps to cover the base of the feathers.