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These are so much fun to make. Everyone should make one. They are great.

Even though they are easy to make I think I might sell some on etsy, because I love the process and want to make more. I bought enough supplies to make ten so I hope people are interested!

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Some fancy photos of the hat I made a couple weeks ago! I’m so ridiculously pleased with how this came out, I love it and I love wearing it. This has really motivated me to make more historical headpiece in the future, even though they are time consuming and scare me a little. I think they really complete costumes!

This hat was made from felt weight interfacing. It has wire in the brim, cotton gauze lining, and a damask print denim interior. The outside is a dark grey taffeta with wool bias tape trimming the edges. It’s decorated with pale blue braided trim, a matching sash of silk chiffon, four ostrich feathers, black geese feathers, and some grey pearls.

I drafted/made it without reference and it is completely sewn by hand. A full write up will be on my blog tomorrow!