Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Unfinished:: Hey, Hat's Incredible!


Inspired by one of my very favourite fashionistas Anna Piaggi, I found an image of her in a daring, jaunty hat, and drew on it for my own millinery creation.

It's unfinished, only a few things to do here and there, and finalise with some trim (a big dashing feather? a fat contrasting Petersham ribbon? oh the options are endless). It's one of the two hats I started - I'll show you the second (which needs a lot more work) once I find the battery charger. Promise.
The brim is assymetrical and as you can see the block I used had a very definite design feature (the dip) which really makes the hat what it is. It's made from a beautiful fur felt, which is, as I've been taught, much easier to work with than a wool felt. The results of which were demonstrated in our workshop, the wool felt doesn't block as smoothly, it really is inferior. Sorry sheep.

These photos are subtitled: HeymycameraisabouttorunoutofbatteriesandIdon'tknowwherethechargeris.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Wowee! That is stunning Lexie! Clever thing you are. I love it plain but a feather or some ribbon would look ace too.

Mama Mogantosh said...

You sexy witch.

Liesl said...

Oooh - its fabulous. Aren't you clever!

teddybearswednesday said...

it certainly is!!! WOW Lexi, isn't fantastic, I'm sooo impressed. xo

mama bear said...

That's amazing. Who knew you can just go and make a hat?

Well there ya go. Big kudos to you. You're fabulous, and the hat looks great on you! x

PS. Will you wear it to my birthday party?

Shine Little Light* said...

Wicked! Great work! *s*

Gina said...

Never heard of fur felt... but it looks RAD. As all the cool kids are saying these days. I FEDORA it!