And as usual when I'm watching a show set in a particular period, I drool over the clothes. It's been depressing me that I haven't been feeling well enough lately to do a big project, so what could I do that would satisfy my need for glam 40's wear but be easy enough for me to create without too much effort? A HAT. Because lawks a'mercy, the hats in this show!! They're beyond phenomenal. So a hat it was. Karin decided to make one too, so we used a plate to trace and cut two circles of buckram (I soooo love buckram) and got to it.
I chose blue satin to make my hat, along with some bead trim that I got from someone else who was cleaning out their sewing kit. And some black feathers. Just to be fancy.
|Circle of buckram.|
|Plain white fabric for lining.|
|Black beaded trim. I love it!|
|The top - blue satin gathered, with a small blue satin puff in the middle and the bead trim covering the seam.|
Once I had the top part looking how I wanted it and the lining cut, it was time to put them together with the buckram in between to hold the shape!
|Creating the buckram sandwich!|
|Arranging the satin over the buckram how I want it...|
|Tucking and pinning it all to the lining....|
|Add some feathers for panache and joie de vivre...|
Sewing is fantastic for calming me down and improving my mood so that was an added bonus. And fancy hats make me feel pretty which is always good too! It made me realize how much fun and how many things you can do with hats. I need to make more of them. In fact, I think I'll sign off here and go make another. Au revior mes beaux!