Jenny La Fleur
cutting day - Jenny La Fleur
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cutting day

Wow, I actually got everything accomplished I wanted to yesterday!

So the ruffles are cut and pressed and ready to be stitched, the gaulle is all cut out and the Big Green Hat (TM)'s velvet is also cut and ready to go.

Today is full of Real Life things so not too much sewing will get done but I'm hoping to get started on those ruffles at least. *looks outside* Well maybe not, it's a bit gloomy out and the commission is all black silk taffeta. Gloom/evening plus black taffeta strains my eyes quickly, even with good lighting. Something about the black plus a sheen I think. If the sun doesn't come out later perhaps I'll work on my gaulle a bit instead. I really want to work on my hat but technically I need the gaulle first. Moo.


I have my camera back so some pics of the buckram hat as is. I don't think you get a good idea of the scale in the pics. Oh well! I used quite a bit of millinery wire in this hat, since it is so oversized and I wanted a certain amount of control to shape it just so. It's also a bit of an experiment to see just how much millenary wire is needed in a large hat and how much is too much - this seemed like a good hat for experimenting on. So there is wire around the crown tip and 4 rows on the brim. I used all 18 gauge wire on this hat.

Since I'm getting all nitty-britty here, I used two layers of single buckram on this hat as well. The crown tip and brim have the two layers zig-zagged together while the crown has stitch-witchery binding the layers.

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chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: June 15th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC) (link)
I always look forward to reading about your hats. They are so fun.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 16th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I do love making hats... it's been a while since I've had this much fun with one though!
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: June 15th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC) (link)
That hat looks enormous! I assume it's completely engulfing a styrofoam head in that picture. Awesome :o)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 16th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Yep it is. Bye, bye head! Hee.
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: June 15th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Such a crazy big hat! It's going to be awesome!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 16th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Everyone needs a crazy big hat, right? :>
blackcat452 From: blackcat452 Date: June 15th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC) (link)
That hat is huge! Its going to be awesome! I can't wait to see it
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 17th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay - thanks!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 17th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh and may I have your e-mail address? You can you send it to jenny at chateauwhite dot com. Thx!
isiswardrobe From: isiswardrobe Date: June 16th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC) (link)
I love the shape of the hat!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 17th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC) (link)
I do too!! Thanks!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: June 17th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC) (link)
That is soo awesome!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 17th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Hee. :>
viennabelle From: viennabelle Date: June 17th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC) (link)
Looking so good. Velvet is so great in hats!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 17th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! You are so right - I love velvet for hats!
vanityfairy From: vanityfairy Date: June 17th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC) (link)
The buckram looks great! I love the shape!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 17th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
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