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Modern Major Milliner Hat

Added May 19, 2010

by ashkabash

Boston, Massachu...

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Description

I went to a tea party for a production of Pirates of Penzance. There was a lady’s hat contest. I won. :D

I bought a big, black hat, the kind you would wear to church. I took it apart, and kept the plastic rim and the nylon netting. Tracing the old fabric pieces, I made a pattern for my own fabrics.

I started with the lining layer, sewing the netting to the wrong side of the pink pieces. The plastic rim went into the pink layer.

For the top, I made some freehand pleats to some white and yellow tulle to create a soft gold look, and placed it over some lightly patterned novelty brocade I had left over from a costume from years ago. I sewed netting the wrong side of this fabric combination.

Before I put the layers together, I hand sewed the flowers on. To attach the layers, I sewed a piece of cream blanket binding over the two edges. I unfortunately don’t have pictures of just the hat.

Material Notes

Tulle, polyester satin, fake flowers.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Material
Satin, Tulle

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    May 20, 2010, 04.24 PMby tamezdc

    Great job! It is gorgeous.

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    May 20, 2010, 04.17 PMby firenice468

    Ashley – you are adorable! Nice to see a familiar face on BurdaStyle :)

    Your future Ruddigore Costume Designer, Abby S

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    May 20, 2010, 12.19 PMby Galadriel F

    Wow, I’m not surprised you won!

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