Friday, 1 April 2011

Adventures in hat making: Edwardian hat, part 9

The wonderunder that I used, to glue the two parts of my brim together. Got under my iron without me knowing it. And made a big white stain on the black woollen fabric ! Ofcourse I can't remove the stain.

The good news is that the answer is simple; a pleated, purple silk fabric over the underside of the brim. Just like I really wanted all along, for extra dramatic flair, but couldn't document for the Edwardian age.

After desperately searching the internet I found these pictures of Camille Clifford with the same type of hat.

The bad news is that I had to order new silk fabric. I think I am going to nickname this hat, the money pit!

Here more, not so period, but ever so lovely, inspiration for the hat.

Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for great collection