Tuesday 30 August 2011

Lambswool Headband

Headbands are really popular at the moment and I have made lots of styles and variations for the shop, this one was made from a piece of vibrant pink lambswool. There's a vintage button on the end of each twist and the knot section gives it a little height. To cover the band I cut some bias strips and wound them tightly from end to end creating a bandaged effect.

Friday 26 August 2011

Autumn felts

As autumn pulls closer I am now working more with warmer fabrics, and although I still have the last of my summer weddings this weekend, one of my window displays is of a little felt 40's inspired hat worn with a hat elastic and trimmed in Liberty of London tana lawn cotton print.
I have used a vintage buckle to create a tail of fabric that spills out over the eye.
Liberty tana lawn is so fine it's almost like silk and so will drape very well on any base.
I am making lots of new pill box hats and everyday cloches ready for those cooler days ahead.


Sunday 7 August 2011

Neopolitana Ice Cream Hat

A classic hat for a formal event is trimmed with a wide petersham ribbon bow. It's made from fine straw in two colours and a silk band in ivory, so could be worn with any of the three tones.
The difference between petersham and gross grain is that petersham has a wavy edge and gross grain a straight edge. Milliners use petersham to sew into the brim of hats sewing every third ridge, this creates the band that is worn close to the forehead.
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