Saturday, June 02, 2012
Is It A Fruit Bowl? Is It A Sugar Bowl? No...
it's a hat. I thought it was important to prove, if only to myself, that I can do this stuff without the eagle eye of a teacher upon me... so I've been putting what I learned into practice. This particular one is another pillbox; I love these shapes. Much of millinery is applied textiles, with a bit of 3D thinking thrown in. I finished this one this morning, it looks like this:
Now, I have to decide how to fasten it to hair. The tutor recommended a thin hair band, covered with the same colour fabric. That way, you know it won't fall off, and perhaps more importantly, it has to be worn in the right place on the head. Hats are designed that way, for a particular spot on the skull (as it were), and often doesn't look right anywhere else. I've been trying this one out, and surprisingly, it looks good in two or three positions. The other option would to be to put milliners' elastic on the hat; the elastic gets hidden in the hair at the back of the head (no, not under the chin!!!). Decisions, decisions.