And I was doing so well with posting regularly! Then six weeks of nothing…
So here are two and a half hats….the poor Scotsman’s trilby is still waiting for petersham and wire to correct its floppy brim, but I did finally finish the first blocked full size felt hat ie the red cloche with embroidered petal decoration, and the sinamay ‘mermaids hat’.
I have now started the final term at college – this term it is pattern cutting and fabric hats. We start by making a toile for a skullcap and a butcher boy cap in calico, and then on to making a fabric trilby. I am hoping that I will be allowed to use some thin leather from an old battered leather coat, but I fear that Karen will say it is too much for the sewing machine to cope with. Ah yes! The dreaded sewing machine. I’m not at all sure about this….
* I tip my hat to Stephen Sondheim for the title….