|Hats! Hats! Hats!|
Good morning! Just a quick note about the flavor of the month at She Was Bird-- cloche hats!
This page from Everyday Fashions of the 1930's as Pictured in Sears Roebuck Catalog (THE. BEST. BOOK.) had me seeing stars about the bell shaped hats. I know my head is fundamentally bucket shaped and unsuited for this style, but it doesn't keep me from wanting to Norma Shearer it up!
Cloche hats date all the way back to 1908, though were most popular in the twenties' and early thirties'. In college, when this shape made a come back for ladies' winter headwear, LORD KNOWS I must have tried on a hundred different types, all too small for my unusually shaped skull. Picture college me, stalking around the accessories section of many a department store, fuming at the smaller-headed customers buying adorable red wool cloches to pair with their peacoats. I started thinking about it the other day and realized really, there isn't much to the actual construction of one of these hats. Would it be possible to make one on my very own for my egg head?
|Show 'em how it's done, Norma! Inspirado!|
The only materials I used:
- Regular felt wool from Joann's that I had sitting in a bag at the foot of my bed in my "craft box" (a cardboard box filled with glue gun sticks, sharpies, sequins, and old children's textbooks)-- 3 sheets
- A pair of scissors from my desk (gummed over with tape residue, making the whole "cutting" portion of the project far more difficult that it should have been)
- A stapler (some of us do not have pins on the handy, okay?)
- Needle and thread
|I look hungover even in black and white. Where's my Hollywood makeup artist when I need them?|
The idea of do-it-yourself millinery opens up a whole new world of headwear options for me! Here are some textbooks from Internet Archive about the millinery trade...click any cover to see the inside of the book. Which should I try? Which looks the most promising to you?
Do you do any kind of craft it at home accessories? Do you wear hats with any regularity? Which of the early thirties' styles at the top of this post appeal to you the most?
That's all for today, see you guys tomorrow! Possibly with more hats! :)