Thursday, April 23, 2009

Winter 2009

For the Races and beyond, nice little cloche shape for a windy day. I have made this from the most beautiful soft velour fur felt. Also looks fab with red stitching.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Bridal Flowers

Our new stock of bridal flowers are here and here is a sneak preview. Log onto the website for details.

How to Line a Hat

This is a vintage style faux fur beret that I made recently - I have photographed the stages in making a lining for a soft shape hat. Here I have used a bright pink silk satin as a lining which makes for a pretty dramatic finished effect. Best to hand sew a lining in I find as the end result is always nicer. Petersham headband has a canvas layer to help keep it stiff and stay put. To make the lining just cut (using the same pattern as the hat) from thin fabric as if the fabric lining is too heavy it will alter the size of the hat. I usually use a thin silk as I have here. Keep all the seams together, pin into place and hand sew as illustrated.

Vintage Paper Patterns

Found these little gems at a Church Fair - classic little girls dress patterns.
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