The mad hatter


Mesmerized by the women on the cover of this Vouge pattern, I brought it to my mother‘s fabric haven, and The woman of a hundred dresses and I set to work.


Of course I had to choose hat B, which seemed the most complicated of them all.

I guess I lack the skills of the women of that time when it comes to accepting complicated and impractical items of clothing attached to the body. Or perhaps with time, I’ll get the hang of it. In the meantime, the hat’s in the closet.Image

Photos: Clara I


6 responses to this post.

  1. Put a bird on it…


  2. I love hats although the ones I wear are either to keep the sun off my face (summer) or to keep me warm (winter) however, I would like to make a hat like the one you made. Does it require unique materials?


    • I made it out of hat felt (wool) , ont the cover they say youll also ned grosgrain ribbon, elastic cord, wire, buckram remnant, and terry wash cloth. The pattern is from Good luck! Would really like to see another!


  3. Aw! I tried to make a chapeau for my Great Gatsby sewalong to go along with my 1920s beach pajamas. SEWING FAIL. It was supposed to be a cloche hat. No. It wasn’t. It was more like fabric on my head. That’s it. I dunno, I guess you need very good directions or must be a millinery.


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