The hat is made to match a pink jacket and petticoat with green trim. It has been on the “almost” finished stage for way too many years, but I have decided to get it ready for the big party in May. It only needs a stomacher… The piemontaise will be put on hold, though. I realize that I won’t have time to make it as I want it, so it will be the pink ensemble for the day and the stays with sleeves for the evening.
|The original hat|
The inspiration for the hat comes, in general, for the kind of top hats that can be seen from the late 1780’s onward:
|Detail from The Squire's Door after an engaving by Benjamin Duterreau after George Morland, 1790.|
|Journal de la Mode et du Gout, September 1790.|
|Journal des Luxus, 1791|