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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 ...

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Sybil - 1920's Downton Abbey Cloche

from Elsewhen Millinery
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Sybil - 1920's Downton Abbey Cloche
Sybil - 1920's Downton Abbey Cloche
Sybil - 1920's Downton Abbey Cloche
Sybil - 1920's Downton Abbey Cloche
Sybil - 1920's Downton Abbey Cloche

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working with thick fabric
  • attaching binding (optional)

Pattern Description:

This beautiful 1920's style cloche hat is now an exciting sewing project. You can create a broad or narrow brimmed cloche with this versatile pattern. The PDF file is instantly downloadable and can be printed on 8.5"x11" letter sized paper or A4 paper. The pattern contains detailed illustrations of each step of the project and 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.

FABRIC: Pattern includes instructions for achieving the right thickness with different types of fabric.

Note: This pattern requires about 42" of millinery wire which is available in several Etsy shops.

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: Downton Abbey, 1920's, 1920s, twenties, cloche, hat, A4

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 19" - 25" (child to adult) measuring around the head above the ears


  • 1/2 yard semi-thick fabric (faux suede, velvet, upholstery fabric, etc)
  • 1/4 yard taffeta or prewashed cotton for lining
  • 45" millinery wire (available on Etsy)
  • millinery wire joint

You Will Also Need:

  • pliers
  • trim ribbon or other desired trim