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Offline Rowan MacD

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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2011, 03:02:12 PM »
    I decided my machine can't handle the plastic so I went with Buckram after all, there are enough layers to sew through as it is. So far this is really interesting....
  The pattern I'm using has a 'hood base' that actually does circle the entire head and meets at the nape of the neck under the tubular veil.  The veil is sewn to the back of the base (which has two lappets that cover the ears) and the crown is attached to the forward edge of the base. I haven't attached the crown yet, but I figure once the crown tips are tacked down to the lappets, it will lie back over the head.  Complete hair coverage from about mid/top of skull back, depending on how far back on your head you want to wear it.
   Is this HA, or just the way this particular pattern is made?  Most of the Hollywood versions look like 'visor hoods'.
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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2011, 03:07:18 PM »
I made the fabric cover using the machine, then slid it over the wired plastic canvas and batting.  I didn't try putting the whole thing under the machine.  That is one reason why my hats take so long. I do most of it by hand.
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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2011, 09:49:09 PM »

All French Hoods that I do are made with a sturdy Theater weight Buckram I order from Judith M Millinery. All I need is one layer. Costs an arm and a leg though, but so worth it!
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Re: Hat ideas
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2011, 02:04:28 AM »
It might be considered cheating but, I've made a French Hood with a $2.00 visor from Wallyworld.  I used the visor as the form and pleated the fabric over the visor then applied the embelisments.  I would post a picture but I gave it as a gift to someone that I no longer speak with. 

I got the instructions as no-sew project but I found that the fabric held better when I sewed the fabric to the visor band.
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