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!