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Adalia Lee

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Hat ideas
« on: February 09, 2011, 12:25:23 PM »
Hi there,
I need some help coming up with hat ideas for a friend of mine. She wants a new hat for this season, and I am having a really hard time suggesting one to match her garb/status. (It also does not help that she is somewhat picky)
Does anyone have any suggestions?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82575406@N00/sets/72157625887209897/ is where you can find pictures of her with a french hood and attifet (sorry I wasn't sure how to post pictures)

Thanks!

Offline bookwench

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 02:00:52 PM »
How about a pillbox?  This is a pic I took at TRF this past year because I thought her pillbox was so pretty...

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Offline ArielCallista

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 02:04:37 PM »
What about a hat like this


I'm not sure what its called but I've seen it done several times...It can be done with just a little trim and a small brooch or something or a crap ton of feathers depending on the style she likes...I'm sure someone will see this thread and know what this kind of hat is called...
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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 03:05:07 PM »
   Tall hat.
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McGuinness

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 03:19:23 PM »
Yeah, looks like a tall hat to me (LOVE that orange/gold costume, btw. What a color!)

A riding hat might be nice too. Very similar to a tall hat but slightly different in proportions. Check Tall Toad - their hats are of great quality and they have several varieties.

Adalia Lee

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 03:49:07 PM »
You guys are awesome! Both the tall hat and the pill box are great :)
Btw, has anyone ever used any of Lynn McMasters hat patterns? Due to our limited budget we are going to attempt to make it rather than purchase it.
Thanks for all of your help so far!

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 04:58:32 PM »
I've used some Lynn McMasters patterns, and had mixed results.  The renaissance and medieval ones are great, the Victorian ones can be difficult (or maybe just the one I tried to do - it was more architecture than millinery!). 

You should have no problem with either the pillbox or tall hat pattern from her.  Good luck!


You guys are awesome! Both the tall hat and the pill box are great :)
Btw, has anyone ever used any of Lynn McMasters hat patterns? Due to our limited budget we are going to attempt to make it rather than purchase it.
Thanks for all of your help so far!
“I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.” -G. Radner

Adalia Lee

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 04:40:17 PM »
Another Lynn McMasters question-has anyone made the ladies german hat? Was it difficult and where did you find the stiffened wool?
Thanks  :D

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 10:19:49 PM »


Most all of Lynn McMasters(my mentor in all things period) uses Stiff Buckram for the base of her hats. I have most all of her patterns and they come out wonderful.

My Period Hats Album....http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/568945717rrLAko

All the hats you see in this album are based on Lynn's basic patterns. Her intructions are the easiest to follow.
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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 10:21:20 PM »
I have that pattern, have cut out the pieces and fiddled about with it, but haven't yet made a finished hat from it. The instructions seem sound, though, and so far it has gone together well (and someday I'll actually finish it!).

 My suggestion for the felt would be to get it from a millinery supply house like Hats by Leko (http://www.hatsupply.com/flat_fur_felt.htm), and then stiffen it with some felt stiffener (http://www.hatsupply.com/sizingstiffeners.htm).  Depending on the felt you might not have to stiffen it much at all.  Theoretically Joann's has 100% wool felt  - at least, they have a sign up in my local store advertising it - but I have yet to ever find it on the shelf.  


Another Lynn McMasters question-has anyone made the ladies german hat? Was it difficult and where did you find the stiffened wool?
Thanks  :D
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Adalia Lee

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, 09:25:51 PM »
Thanks guys, and Bookwench if you do finish it before I get to it let me know how it went! It will be my first attempt at an actual hat. I've made french hoods before, but I cheated and used a visor  ;)

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 10:25:34 PM »
If you made a French hood, I bet you can make this! :D

Thanks guys, and Bookwench if you do finish it before I get to it let me know how it went! It will be my first attempt at an actual hat. I've made french hoods before, but I cheated and used a visor  ;)
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Adalia Lee

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 10:35:27 AM »
One would think so, however my french hood required no sewing, just lots of hot glue :D
Like I said, I cheated and used an old visor turned upside down and covered that with fabric and pearls and a lace veil. It worked pretty well for a last minute project!

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 12:22:23 PM »
One would think so, however my french hood required no sewing, just lots of hot glue :D
Like I said, I cheated and used an old visor turned upside down and covered that with fabric and pearls and a lace veil. It worked pretty well for a last minute project!

  Nice work!  I made one from a visor too, and it looks fine.  Since I got a really nice visor, it stays in place very well, with no pins ;D
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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2011, 12:44:48 PM »
that is an amazingly clever idea!   Thank you!

 

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