Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Way You Wear Your Hat

I love hats. Too bad I don't own many. I'm never really sure they look good on me, even though my mama says they do. Mothers are notoriously biased.

Here's hoping she's not too far off the mark because I'm planning to wear a hat on Easter Sunday. This hat, to be exact. See the little green plaid one? It's a reproduction of an original 1920 hat pattern. I bought it from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library. It will be the first hat I've ever made and the first time I've worked with buckram. For those of you that don't sew, buckram is a very stiff fabric used to make hats and bonnets. I'll let you know how it turns out.

I suppose now you want to know what I'm wearing for Easter? I thought you'd never ask. This is a Vogue Pattern that's been sitting in my stash for more than a year. I have a medium green fabric I'm using for the slipdress and I bought some amazing paisley chiffon in shades of lavender, green, and gray for the sheer overdress. I have to admit, I'm a little scared of chiffon, especially silk chiffon.

Wish me luck.


  1. That will look fabulous! I can't wait to see the finished product. I also really like the first hat. Makes me want to wear a hat now! :-)

  2. I love that fabric and I want that dress!

  3. That's pretty. Just make sure your tension settings are right for the silk chiffon. :)

  4. Rachael, don't try to scare me, yo! I'm already intimidated.

    I've read in a couple places you can use spray or liquod stabilizer to stiffen up chiffon for easier cutting and sewing. Have you ever done that? I'm planning to test a square to see if it washes out first. But I wondered about the experience sewing it.



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