I love things that transport me to another time and place, whether they are stories, pictures, songs, objects or things to wear. Hats have a peculiar ability to do this and to express something of a ...
I love things that transport me to another time and place, whether they are stories, pictures, songs, objects or things to wear. Hats have a peculiar ability to do this and to express something of a person's own story.
I have loved hats my whole life but lived overseas in a place where I couldn't come by them often. When I moved to the States, the collection began and my favorite hats always seemed to come from antique stores.
I learned to sew as a child on an antique Singer sewing machine with a treadle. I didn't realize how rare and valuable an experience I was having in both using this amazing machine and in being taught to sew by my mother. Sadly, I have met very few people who have had this kind of opportunity in their youth.
I began writing patterns with the goal of making hats of bygone eras very doable to the average or even novice seamstress. Anyone should be able to read and understand my patterns without having followed a pattern before or taken any special classes.
This romantic cloche hat is now an exciting sewing project. This PDF file is instantly downloadable and can be printed on 8.5"x11" letter sized paper or A4 paper. It contains detailed illustrations of each step of the project. The pattern is complete with sewing tips, notions required, fabric recommendations, size measurement instructions, sewing terminology and coupons for your next Elsewhen purchase. The sewing and millinery techniques in this pattern will be useful for future sewing projects and your overall understanding of hat construction. Two styles are included in this pattern.
I recommend fabrics of medium thickness such as faux suede or velvet. This pattern also includes instructions for thickening thin fabrics.
Skill Level: Intermediate (familiar with your sewing machine and working with thick fabrics)
This hat is an original design by Wendy Talen of Elsewhen Millinery. This pattern and all photographs and illustrations in this pattern were also produced by Elsewhen and are for the exclusive use of this shop. In purchasing the pattern, you have permission to use the pattern for personal use. You may not, however, copy, sell, distribute or reproduce this pattern in part or in whole without expressed consent. Any items made from this pattern and sold should contain recognition of Elsewhen Millinery as the designer in labeling or item descriptions.
Tags: cloche, hat, 1920's, 1920s, twenties, flapper, vintage, retro, suede, taupe, blue, bucket