...this has been an advice to all proper women for centuries.
So I should go along, right? At least when wearing an 1880s outfit ;)
I'm so very sorry I haven't posted here for such a long time, but I haven't done much in the last weeks. While finishing up the trousers for my Mom's uncle I fell ill for a good two weeks. After that I had to catch up on a few things, but now I'm hopefully back with some new projects.
Last weekend I (more or less out of the blue) decided to get started on my 1880s wool flannel hat. I need it for the Wave Gotik Treffen at Whitsun. (Well depending on what I will wear in the end which is depending on the weather.)
However I need this hat, sooner or later, it was planned anyways.
Some time ago I had already ordered some buckram and millinery wire, so I could get started quite fast.
I had a pattern here already, but I altered it a bit. I made it a bit larger, so it would come lower on my head, but now I'm afraid I largened it too much. I've got so see when all layers are joined. I have bought some felt already to put inside if it should be too wide (I'm prepared for all situations *lol*)
But back to where I started:
Also I decided to make this hat entirely by hand, so no sewing machine and (if possible) no glue.
So I sewed on the millinery wire by hand, it took some time, but went smooth otherwise.
By now I have also the crown covered and pinned to the top to be sewn together. I need to take a picture of it...
Yesterday I went to the city and got some decoration for the hat... grossgrain ribbon, satin ribbon (the same colour I used for the corset, only wider) and some flowers. Can you imagine how hard it is to find not too big or too small sized flowers that look at least a little bit like the ones in my embroidery? I went through all craft stores and home decor departments... in the end I found them in one of the "1-Euro-Stores"... didn't surprise me though ^^.
Okay, that's it for today. More will come soon, I promise ;)