Thursday 15 July 2010

My First Hat

After finding these gorgeous gems of hats at Get Lucky Vintage  and perusing many a vintage beaded cocktail hat I have decided to take the venture today into hat creating. 
Now, I haven't been trained in Millinery and am not professing to be a hat maker, more of a designer decorator at this stage. 
This is the outcome for today. A simple wool felt base in a shallow pill box form, with a vintage 1920's beaded motif. I then lined the hat in silk and trimmed the inside edging with a pink satin binding to finish. I was planning to add more beading in fine dots but it just looked so chic as it is, sometimes it's best to to stop before I get too carried away.

I now need a lovely head to display the hat!