Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oh La La Sculptural Feather Hat

the finished product covered in back glossy feathers....oh la la....
......a fine hat !




decide on the shape - I have used my trusty poupe (milliners mannequin) to help me decide on the shape detail, note the pins holding all in place while the felt dries on the poupe......

above sew well in the corners the wire will be bound with petersham or velvet eventually to cover completely

the shape is wired (I have used white wire so that you can see what I am doing but normally I would use black wire) to keep it's shape and note the detail on the tight corners - easiest to bend the wire to fit and sew well at corners.......

3 comments:

Ginger Strand said...

Julie,

Fabulous hat! 1940s glamour reinvented for today's chic lady.

Did you glue the feathers on, or sew them on?

Thanks,
Ginger

Julie Fleming Melbourne said...

Ginger, the feathers are sewn on mostly and ony glued when they just won't sit flat to the shape, LOVE the glossy effect of these feathers, cheers JULIE

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

Wow!!! Beautiful is an understatement!! Wonderful and clever understructure and a stunning end result!!

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