I hope the first few days of 2015 have been as fabulous as you mean for them to go on! :)
I Haven't made lots of resolutions this year, just 2 main ones. To develop my skills as a costumier further and do well on my course and to keep working on becoming a better, happier and more positive person to be around. They will keep me busy enough for the year I think though!
I have started the first one off with a bang by getting to work and using some of the millinery materials I got for christmas on starting to make a new hat. It is inspired by a 1950s style fashion interpretation of a sailors hat.
First I modelled it in card to check fit and proportion /look:
After posing round the house in my cardboard model I then got onto cutting out the buckram pieces, attaching the wire Around the crown and the brim, coating all the pieces in fabric using glue as necessary... which left me a bit messy :p And now after several hours of hand sewing I am on the verge of having a completed hat! Look:
Just lining, inside petersham band, hair loops and a bit of decoration if I choose so :)
Haha hat making is very addictive. I want to make a bonnet next!
I'm off to bed now so I can finish my hat in the morning... possibly running into the afternoon :p
Speak to you all again soon! And once again Happy new year my friends!