1880s Buckram Hat Pattern (by truly victoria) »
InstructionsThe pattern is only for the actual hat. Creators can decorate how they like.
In this project I made fabric flowers to match the flowers on my shoes and dress. These are made by cutting out long rounded rectangles. folding lengthwise, basting, ruffling, then rolling and sewing into place. pearls were added as well for detail.
I also added a liner to make the inside look cleaner, and I ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Cute, Victorian / Steampunk, Classic, Retro / Vintage, Formal / Bridal, Romantic
Fabric, buckram, miliners wire, lining, doule bias tape, wide ribbon, satin, pearls. a feather
What was your inspiration?
I needed a hat to go with my coat (also posted on Craftsy). To keep in the same style, I wanted something victorian, and I used details I had added in the rest of my outfit to tie it in. (fabric flowers and pearls)
What are you most proud of?
How well it compliments the rest of the outfit
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use a thimble. It is almost all sewn by hand and, if you are anything like me, you might be out of practice :)
Take your time when straightening and rolling the wire frame so yet get a nice clean shape to the hat.
Also, use a thick fabric (I used drapery), to help give structure.