Monday, August 18, 2014

Silk Hat: Trimmed and Dangerous

....Dangerous how pretty it is!


I added trim of pink silk taffeta to complement the silk-covered hat I made.

Simple project that would work well on a plain chip hat, too--I just stitched a tube of the taffeta and turned it inside out:


Then gathered it into a "bubble" every couple of inches, then stitched it down onto the hat.


I'm quite pleased, especially, with how the trim makes the brim appear even more gradual, a feature I've always admired in 18th century hats.


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