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the shell pink Eleanor hat - Jenny La Fleur
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the shell pink Eleanor hat

My Eleanor hat! You can probably tell I had way too much fun with this one! After working on the rather somber Poe bonnet I felt the need to make another frosting hat. Spending most of my recent illness watching Ace of Cakes might have something to do with it too. :P

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.


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koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: August 5th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC) (link)
EEE! So cute and fluffy! I love it :)
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: August 5th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC) (link)
Frosting. Total frosting. Lovely! :) It'll look great with that voile and a matching spencer.
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: August 5th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC) (link)
So gorgeous!! And nothing is as much fun as frosting :D
nuranar From: nuranar Date: August 5th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC) (link)
That is *adorable*. So much cute! :) Very good work!
quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: August 5th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) (link)
Yummy! I totally see the Ace of Cakes influence, lol!
vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: August 5th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Love it!
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: August 5th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC) (link)
That is so pretty! I wish I weren't so afraid of millinary!
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: August 5th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC) (link)
I love it! It's so pretty and pink!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: August 6th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC) (link)
Too cute for words! And the mix of all the different pinks is awesome.
mandie_rw From: mandie_rw Date: August 6th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC) (link)
What a yummy hat - absolutely lovely!
From: murthandjoy Date: August 6th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC) (link)
Your hat making skills are awesome. Love the hat, and the color. That stripe fabric is beautiful too.
isiswardrobe From: isiswardrobe Date: August 6th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC) (link)
What a cute hat!
sarahlizzi From: sarahlizzi Date: August 6th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC) (link)
fabulous! you definitely won't get lost in a crowd.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: August 8th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh I love it so much! Seriously, that is such a perfect cupcake of a hat!
muddled_musings From: muddled_musings Date: August 10th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC) (link)
EEEEEK! I love, love, love this hat! Especially the wild and fun trimmings. It is so "Jenny Rose". hehe!

On another note: I love Ace of Cakes. I'm addicted to seeing what new cake craziness they dream up. lol!
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