sadievale and I made a date to have a hat making day on Sunday. Mom (who is making a hat for the upcoming Mother-Daughter Tea) joined us as well. Much tea, laughter and teasing ensued. We even got some hat making done!
It took me a little while to decide what to do for my hat (I have so many ideas in my head!) but in the end I decided to just have fun with it. Like my outfit it's a little late for RCHS but I don't care. This whole venture has been just a pain, I'm ready to party. So I went for Big Hat (TM) for which I will need Big Hair (TM). Whoo hoo!
The front & back. May I introduce you to Fred? He is one of 4 little guys S rescued from a dusty old antique store this spring. We were both inspired by this fabulous outfit from the Duchess so when she found these darlings we couldn't resist. We each took two home. I have Fred & George while S kept Harry & Ron.
Ahh yes, Fred. To be honest I almost didn't use Fred, not wanting to offend (or be confronted, not into confrontation) by those who dislike the use of real fur. After a lot of thinking and soul searching I feel fine about my little Fred and my fur muff though. While I abhor the practices of modern fur makers, the use of vintage is okay with me. But then I also eat meat, wear leather and think the Bible is 100% true. For those who disagree, I respect your views but I can't share them. I hope we can just agree to disagree.
And a video so you can see the whole thing. The best thing about Fred is that he makes the hat incredibly well balanced. That hat isn't going anywhere, in fact I may not need a hat pin to keep it on. Note to self, heavier decorations are not necessarily a bad thing. I don't know about dancing in it though and if it rains I'm screwed ‘cause this Hat Made of Fabulous is not going anywhere near water!
... the hat so far. Once I figured out what I was going to do, I got as far as stitching on the band of ribbon around the brim. I used small pleats at the bottom but keep the top less structured. I liked it better a bit messy looking. I adore this ribbon and have been hoarding it for just the right project. I’m so happy to be using it finally!
You know I have another one of those buckles somewhere. I'm thinking I need sash with buckle at my waist now. :>