The color scheme was inspired by this lovely striped cotton voile that bauhausfrau was kind enough to give me as part of her Great Stash Clean-Out. Can anyone say new Regency day dress?
All the materials came out of the stash - yay! The inside brim is pink silk taffeta. The "pouf" is also pink silk taffeta, interlined with two layers of netting and lined with pink cotton sateen. The brim is the shell pink cotton velvet I bought in NYC last year, and it's trimmed with coral velvet ribbon. The website "précis" for this project can be found here.
The plan is to eventually make a matching Spencer out of the remainder of the velvet. Normally I strive for non matchy-matchyness betwix hats & outfits but this time I think it's going to be fun. Someday I'm like to make a blue or maybe orange hat for this dress too but I don't have those colors in my stash at the moment so for now it's all about the shell pink goodness.
So on to finishing the stays so I can get going on the dress. *sigh* Underwear is never as fun as the frosting.